By David Salazar
The Pittsburgh Festival Opera has unveiled its 2022 summer festival season.
This year’s festival represents a return to in-person performances for the organization, following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
“After two and a half years of a pandemic, I am excited to present our summer festival in person,” said Marianne Cornetti, Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s Artistic Director, in an official press statement issued by the company. “For two weeks this summer we have an array of hugely talented young singers — you won’t want to miss a performance! This is the future of opera.”
Cornetti will kick off the proceedings with “Legends in the Limelight: Marianne Cornetti.”
Performance Date: July 1, 2022
Next up, the 2022 Leslie Fleischner Young Artist Program will showcase their artists in three concerts.
Performance Date: July 2 -10, 2022
Those looking for opera will get a chance to check out Menotti’s “The Telephone.” The opera will be combined with an aria concert starring Julia Laird and Bryan Murray.
Performance Date: July 3 & 5, 2022
Richard Brooks and Harold Mason’s “Rapunzel” will be presented as an offering for families.
Performance Date: July 9 & 11, 2022
Mark Adamo’s “Lysistrata, or The Nude Goddess” will be presented with members of the Leslie Fleischner Young Artist Program in a filmed version.
Performance Date: July 12, 2022 (world premiere screening)
The season draws to a close with an arias concert featuring members of the Leslie Fleischner Young Artist Program at “Legends in the Making.”
Performance Date: TBA 2022