For Immediate Release
September 19, 2013
Melissa Franko, PR Associate
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Past Pittsburgh Opera directors to help celebrate 75th anniversary season
Pittsburgh, PA… Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn has invited both living past company directors to join him in celebrating the company’s 75th anniversary season. Both Tito Capobianco (director 1983 – 2000) and Mark Weinstein (director 1999 – 2008) will be honored guests on opening weekend of AIDA, October 11-12. “I am thrilled that my two predecessors are able to help us celebrate the extraordinary achievement of 75 years of performances by Pittsburgh Opera. Each contributed enormously by building the strong foundation upon which we now stand. We can never find enough ways to thank them for their work, and look forward to welcoming them both.” Mr. Hahn said.
Mr. Capobianco and Mr. and Mrs. Weinstein will attend the Diamond Horseshoe Ball on Friday, October 11, greeting patrons with whom they formed friendships while in Pittsburgh, and enjoying the dinner, dancing, and entertainment for which the gala is known. On Saturday, October 12, they will again greet friends old and new in the lobby of the Benedum Center, and be honored on stage before the first notes of Verdi’s AIDA begin. No doubt they will also be among those applauding when Christopher Hahn makes a special 75th-anniversary event announcement from the Benedum stage.
Tickets to AIDA start at $12, with all performances at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, 7th Street and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. For additional information, videos, photos, musical samples, and cast biographies, visit www.pittsburghopera.org.
To purchase tickets, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.pittsburghopera.org.
Pittsburgh Opera celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013-14 with OPERA FOR A NEW AGE, a mix of long-beloved operas and new favorites. Established by five intrepid women in 1939, Pittsburgh Opera is viewed as one of the most vibrant opera organizations in the U.S., with a rich artistic tradition, outstanding educational programs, an acclaimed artist training program, and a progressive outlook toward the future. Its green initiative culminated in LEED® Silver certification for its Strip District headquarters, and its capacity as a true community partner has increased significantly under General Director Christopher Hahn’s leadership. Tickets for the 2013-2014 season start at just $12.
AIDA •• October 12 – 20, 2013
THE MAGIC FLUTE •• November 9 – 17, 2013
DARK SISTERS •• January 25 – February 2, 2014
SECOND STAGE PROJECT: PAUL’S CASE •• February 22 – March 2, 2014
LA BOHÈME •• March 26 – April 6, 2014
ORPHÉE •• April 26 – May 4, 2014
For ticket information, visit our website www.pittsburghopera.org or call (412) 281-0912
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