Latest Pittsburgh Opera Stories

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.