Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Pittsburgh Festival Opera Opens 40th Season with "A Gathering of Sons"
Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 28th world premiere has been created by acclaimed Pittsburgh artists to open its 40th season at Mount Ararat Baptist Church, followed by five more unforgettable performances in intimate Pittsburgh venues.
The Story: On a cold street, an officer believes he takes a young Black man’s life in secret. But the cover of night does not conceal. The police officer, Lockdown, steals something precious from the man, Victor. From above, a collection of Spirits observes this act. A Gathering of Sons expresses an experience of both loss and an understanding of the beautiful life flowing within all of us.
Music composed and conducted by Dwayne Fulton
Libretto by Tameka Cage Conley
Directed by Mark Clayton Southers
Commissioned by Pittsburgh Festival Opera as part of the Music That Matters series of new works. Explore our interactive website:
THUR & FRI, JUNE 15 & 16
Mount Ararat Baptist Church
SAT, JUNE 24
Rodef Shalom Congregation
WED & THUR,
JUNE 28 & 29
JULY 1 & 8
Festival Mainstage at Winchester Thurston School
All performances at 7:30 pm
Read the libretto at:
Box Office Number 412-326-9687.
June 15 - July 23
Tickets and Explore \THE 40TH SEASON AT WWW.PITTSBURGHFESTIVALOPERA.ORG
Pittsburgh Festival Opera is not affiliated with Pittsburgh Opera.