A half-hour behind-the-scenes look at each Pittsburgh Opera production featuring musical excerpts, guest artist interviews, and insight from artistic director Christopher Hahn. Hosted by Anna Singer.
THE STORY: Otello transforms from loving husband to cold-blooded killer, as he puts his trust in the manipulative Iago, but believes his wife Desdemona has betrayed him - with a handkerchief.
THE STORY: In one of Handel's most popular operas, Queen Rodelinda endures grief, terror, and political upheaval, but remains steadfastly loyal as she waits - and works - to bring her exiled husband home.
THE STORY: 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.
THE STORY: LIVE FREE AND DIE FREE! The charms of Carmen the woman are obvious: wildly beautiful, passionate, and elusive. The charms of CARMEN the opera are just as evident: a tuneful score from the young Georges Bizet; a heroine like no other; splashy arias and ensembles, and a sensational ending.
Daughter of the Regiment
THE STORY: When fun-loving, tomboyish Marie meets Tonio, it's the beginning of a madcap romance, the discovery of Marie's real parents—and show-stopping arias for both lead singers, in Donizetti's frothy romantic comedy DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT.