Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mozart's Comedy The Abduction from the Seraglio Concludes Opera Season

For Immediate Release
April 3, 2012

Debra L. Bell, Director of Marketing and  Communications
Office: (412) 281-0912 ext 214

Pittsburgh Opera  season concludes with Mozart’s  comedy
The Abduction from the  Seraglio
Opera to be sung  in English

 What: Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Abduction from the  Seraglio

When: Saturday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.
Friday,  May 4, 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Benedum Center for the  Performing Arts, 7th Street and  Penn  Ave., Downtown

Tickets: Start at $10. Call 412-456-6666 or visit

Pittsburgh, PA… Pittsburgh Opera concludes the  2011-12 season with an effervescent comedy from Wolfgang Mozart,  The Abduction from the  Seraglio. On stage April 28, May 1, May 4 and May 6 at the  Benedum Center, Abduction will be sung  in English,  with English texts projected above the  stage. Set in a pasha’s harem aboard the  luxurious  Orient Express train and  featuring showpiece arias such as “Martern aller arten” (featured in the  film Amadeus, 1984), the  opera also provides plenty of physical  comedy. The fine and  funny ensemble cast  features David Portillo  and Paolo  Pecchioli  (both  appeared in The Barber of Seville,  2010), Pittsburgher Joseph Gaines (Turandot, 2011), and  debuts by Lisette Oropesa and  Ashley Emerson. Music Director Antony Walker conducts; Michael Shell directs. Tickets  start at $10. Call 412-456-6666 or visit

Events  associated with The Abduction from the  Seraglio (* = FREE event):
Brown Bag concert, Saturday, April 14, 12:00 p.m.,  Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, the  final Brown Bag concert of the  season, featuring Mozart arias and  ensembles*
Opera Up Close,  Sunday, April 15, 2:00 p.m.,  Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters*
Paolo  Pecchioli  in Concert, Monday April 16, 6:00 p.m.,  Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters
Meet the  Artists,  Tuesday, May 1, after the  performance. Free  to Tuesday ticketholders.*

Pittsburgh Opera’s 2011-2012 season continues a 73-year  tradition of excellence in opera and is the first green opera company in the  U.S.* As part of the  Company’s continued efforts to make opera accessible to all members of the  community, single  tickets for the 2011-2012 season again start at $10.

*U.S. Green  Building Council awarded LEED® Silver certification in June  2011 in the Operations and Maintenance category.

For ticket information visit our website or call (412) 281-0912

2425 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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