Fairouz's Sumeida's Song
Presented by: Pittsburgh Opera
Sumeida's Song is 60 minutes of gripping drama about a mother's hopes for her son, and her diabolical plan for revenge that goes so terribly wrong. Composed by Mohammed Fairouz at age 22, Sumeida's Song earned an excellent review from the New York Times for its 2013 premiere. Resident Artist Adelaide Boedecker is the mother Mabrouka; Laurel Semerdjian is her sister Asakir; Alex DeSocio is the son. Glenn Lewis conducts.
Date: 02/21/2015 -          03/01/2015
02/21 - 8:00 pm
02/24 - 7:00 pm
02/27 - 7:30 pm
03/01 - 2:00 pm

Location: Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Av, Pittsburgh, PA
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Bizet's Carmen
Presented by: Pittsburgh Opera
The character Carmen is wildly beautiful, passionate, and elusive. The opera Carmen from the young Georges Bizet has splashy arias and ensembles, and a sensational ending -- presented on a grand, traditional set. The sizzling Israeli mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham (Don Giovanni, 2001) returns as Carmen, with rising tenor A. J. Glueckert as Carmen's jealous suitor Don Jose, and Morgan Smith as the bullfighter Escamillo. Antony Walker conducts.
Date: 03/21/2015 -          03/29/2015
03/21 - 8:00 pm
03/24 - 7:00 pm
03/27 - 7:30 pm
03/29 - 2:00 pm
Benedum Center, 231 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment
Presented by: Pittsburgh Opera
Sung in English. Fun-loving, tomboyish Marie meets Tonio in a madcap romance with show-stopping arias for both lead singers. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee stars as Tonio, singing the famous nine high Cs in "Ah, my friends (Ah, mes amis)," alongside Lisette Oropesa (Abduction from the Seraglio, 2011) as Marie. Joyce Castle is the Marquise of Berkenfeld, and Kevin Glavin is the old soldier Sulpice. Antony Walker conducts.
Date: 05/02/2015 -          05/10/2015
05/02 - 8:00 pm
05/05 - 7:00 pm
05/08 - 7:30 pm
05/10 - 2:00 pm
Benedum Center, 231 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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