November 18, 2014
A holiday favorite returns: Pittsburgh Opera’s New Year’s Eve celebration
What: Pittsburgh Opera’s New Year’s Eve gala, “As Time Goes By”
Where: Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
When: Wednesday, December 31, 7:30 PM. RSVP by December 19.
Tickets: $175 – $500 per person. All ticket prices include valet parking.
Call Alli Frymoyer at 412-281-0912, ext. 225 for more information or visit pittsburghopera.org
Pittsburgh, PA…It’s back by popular demand! This glittery Pittsburgh Opera event, the only one of its kind in Pittsburgh, returns to Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland to ring in 2015. New Year’s Eve: As Time Goes By takes place Wednesday, December 31 beginning at 7:30 PM. This year, the celebration features a cocktail reception in the Hall of Sculpture; dinner in the elegant setting of the Music Hall Foyer; operatic entertainment drawn from the Viennese and American musical theater traditions, a party with desserts and dancing to the music of Protégé, and a champagne toast at midnight.
The evening’s musical entertainment is an ingenious blend of grand opera, operetta, and musical theater, with an overarching narrative, recalling the grand ball scene of the New Year’s Eve classic Die Fledermaus. Featuring the Resident Artists, Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza of Attack Theatre, and members of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, the program includes selections such as Strauss’s Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Lehar’s Merry Widow Waltz, “So in Love” from Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, the Seguidilla from Bizet’s Carmen, “Some Enchanted Evening” from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, and “Sing to Love” from Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, among other light-hearted and sentimental gems.
Valet parking is included in all “As Time Goes By” event packages, which are $175 – $500 per person. RSVP by Friday, December 19 to Alli Frymoyer at 412-281-0912, ext. 225 or at pittsburghopera.org.
Several event packages are available for the evening:
|Arrival Time||Ticket Price||Details|
|7:30 PM||$500||includes valet parking, cocktails, dinner, entertainment,
|8:30 PM||$350||includes valet parking, dinner, entertainment, and party|
|10:00 PM||$175||includes valet parking, entertainment, and party|
|All prices listed are per person.
Tables of 8 are $3000; tables of 10 are $4500. Both table prices include the entire evening.
The Artistic Team
Conductor Glenn Lewis
Director Jennifer Williams
Choreographers/Performers Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza
Director of Musical Studies Mark Trawka
Associate Coach/Pianist James Lesniak
Pittsburgh Opera celebrates its 76th season in 2014-15. Established by five intrepid women in 1939, Pittsburgh Opera is viewed as one of the most vibrant opera organizations in the U.S., with a rich artistic tradition, outstanding educational programs, an acclaimed artist training program, and a progressive outlook toward the future. Its green initiative culminated in LEED® Silver certification for its Strip District headquarters, and its capacity as a true community partner has increased significantly under General Director Christopher Hahn’s leadership.
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SECOND STAGE PROJECT: SUMEIDA’S SONG •• February 21 – March 1, 2015
CARMEN •• March 21 – 29, 2015
DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT •• May 2-10, 2015