Pittsburgh Festival Opera
For more than four decades, youth, teachers, and families have been able to participate in quality arts education programs with Pittsburgh Festival Opera in Western Pennsylvania through the passion and dedication of our founder, Mrs. Mildred Miller Posvar.
Hailed as a model for early childhood arts education by Opera America and PNC Foundation, Pittsburgh Festival Opera continues the mission of equality, diversity, and inclusivity with free programming and content to support individuals in their academic success through music and art.
Pittsburgh Festival Opera presents innovative opera, producing American works, reinterpretations of older works, and new works, for the widest possible audience. The company focuses on diversity in programming and casting, on crossing boundaries and bringing together talents from all the arts, on encouraging new talent, and on broadening audiences through outreach and education, to create a body of work that is original, entertaining, contemporary, and relevant.
Pittsburgh Festival Opera brings the power of world-class performances to humanize, energize and re-define opera as an experience that is up-close and personal, approachable, and relevant to today’s audiences. We break boundaries in the arts, bringing together audiences and artists of all backgrounds to engage in experiences that inspire and enthrall.