Pittsburgh Savoyards Start 79th Season with Bicentennial Celebration

Opera Company Puts Pittsburgh Spin on Classic Gilbert and Sullivan, Puccini

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Savoyards prepare to launch a new season of topsy-turvy fun with Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, followed by Giacomo Puccini’s opera Gianni Schicchi.  The production is set to run Oct. 7-9 and 13-16, 2016 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall at 300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie, Pa 15106. Longtime music director and conductor Guy Russo will lead the ensemble and orchestra, and stage director Jim Critchfield will bring both operas to life, giving them a fresh Pittsburgh-themed interpretation in honor of the city bicentennial. Both one-acts, the comic operas will be performed together each night as a double feature.

Adult general admission tickets will be $25 each at the box office, with discounted admission available for children, students and seniors.  Those who order tickets by Oct.6  can take advantage of the special early bird discount. Local non-profit organizations have the opportunity to apply for limited blocks of free tickets to any of the performances.

Interested organizations can direct inquiries to information@pittsburghsavoyards.org or call 412-734-8476. If the number of applications exceeds the amount of available tickets, non-profits with an educational mission will take precedence.