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2008-11-03 18:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh Opera announces the world premiere of the revised version of The Grapes of Wrath, a new opera based on John Steinbeck's novel, by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie. Both Gordon and Korie will be in Pittsburgh to supervise the production. What: The Grapes of Wrath by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Michael Korie, based on the novel by John Steinbeck. A co-production by Pittsburgh Opera, The Minnesota...

2008-10-09 09:00:22

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- What: "Samson & Dalila" by Camille Saint-Saens Where: The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts When: Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 PM Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 PM Friday, October 24 at 8:00 PM Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 PM Run Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including 2 intermissions Language: Sung in French with projected English titles. Tickets: Start at $16. Call (412)...

2008-07-26 12:00:31

By Mark Kanny, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 26--After seven seasons as artistic director of Pittsburgh Opera, Christopher Hahn says he "was clearly looking for bigger challenges." He got them on June 26 when he was named general director of the company. That means he has taken on administration duties in addition to his artistic duties. "I think of myself as an impresario in the old-fashioned sense," says Hahn, 56. "It means an ability to spearhead artistic endeavors with a keen...

2008-06-26 15:02:19

PITTSBURGH, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Opera board of directors yesterday promoted Christopher Hahn to serve as General Director, effective immediately. Mr. Hahn has been the Opera's Artistic Director since 2000. He received the unanimous endorsement of the Opera's board. The appointment followed a rigorous six-month international search and interviews with candidates from many prestigious opera companies. Board Chair Michele Fabrizi said: "Christopher Hahn's appointment as...

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