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Pittsburgh Opera

Pittsburgh Opera

The Benedum Center, 7th Street and Penn Avenue

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The Pittsburgh Opera was founded in 1939, and throughout its history, the company has featured such legends as Luciano Pavarotti, Beverly Sills, and Joan Sutherland in its productions. And with the well-respected Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Program, the Opera is seeing to it that new generations of singers are being trained to become the stars of tomorrow. The Pittsburgh Opera also runs a number of other educational programs, such as High School Apprentices (career discussions and coaching sessions for young opera hopefuls) and Opera Opportunity reduced-price tickets for students.

Pittsburgh Opera Information

  • Public Transportation: Excellent
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Five productions per season with multiple performances of each
  • Ticket Prices: $10–$140. Half price student Rush tickets available. Deeply discounted CheapSeats available for students, faculty, and staff at selected local colleges
  • Group Discounts: Discounts available for groups of 6 or more
  • Subscriptions: Five-opera ($64.50–$584.50), Four-opera ($42–$562), and Three-opera ($31.50–$421.50) subscriptions  available, with prices varying depending on seats selected. Subscriber benefits include free ticket exchanges and 15% discount on additional single tickets
  • Membership: Available from $50–$50,000+. Depending on donation amount, donor benefits include program listing, drink vouchers, dress rehearsal passes, ticket discounts, and party invites.