19 Meán Fómhair 2022onstagepittsburgh.comGeorge B. Parous
Pittsburgh Opera’s ‘Rusalka’ Opens 84th Season in Grand Style
Dvořák himself would have been impressed by what was heard and seen at the Benedum Center Saturday evening. As is almost always the case, Antony Walker and his orchestra gave a brilliant performance of the score. From the most delicate passages of harp and strings, to the thrillingly crashing crescendos, the conductor and instrumentalists were on the same page throughout. It was a tr...
21 Meán Fómhair 2022www.post-gazette.comJeremy Reynolds
Marianne Cornetti, a sassy, singing witch, steals the show in Pittsburgh Opera's 'Rusalka'
Cornetti’s presence commanded the stage, which was illuminated in this production by clever projections that conjured a rippling sense of being underwater better than a purely physical set ever could. A Pittsburgh native who’s sung all over the world, Cornetti is developing a special sort of malevolence for the Benedum — her last role for Pittsburgh Opera was as the witch in the oper...
26 Lúnasa 2022triblive.comPaul Guggenheimer
Opera's Little Mermaid
There aren’t many major operas that the 84-year-old Pittsburgh Opera has not performed, especially ones that have been around since 1901. But on Sept. 17, the Pittsburgh Opera will stage the company’s debut performance of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s “Rusalka” at the Benedum Center. The opera is the Czech version of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” While there are sim...