Pittsburgh Festival Opera’ Legends in the Limelight’ series continues with baritone Michael Chioldi

Pittsburgh Festival Opera will present the second installment of its four-part “Legends in the Limelight” series on Sept. 14. starring baritone Michael Chioldi. A native of Pittsburgh’s Avalon neighborhood, Chioldi will take the stage at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. (Click to read full bio)

“I am so excited to bring Michael Chioldi — one of the most sought-after dramatic baritones — back to his hometown to make his debut with Pittsburgh Festival Opera. It will be another unforgettable evening” said PFO’s artistic director Marianne Cornetti

“I am thrilled to be able to invite these truly great opera stars, who happen to be my dear friends and colleagues, to Pittsburgh to debut Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s ‘Legends in the Limelight’ concert series,” Cornetti added. “This type of concert series doesn’t exist here in Pittsburgh, and I truly believe our audiences deserve to hear these great artists.”

Each performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception, giving audiences a chance to mingle with the artists. 

The remaining artists slated to appear at these larger-than-life performances include: 

Gregory Kunde, tenor, Oct. 19

Regarded as one of the most accomplished singers on the international opera stage today, American tenor Gregory Kunde appears regularly at the most prestigious opera houses around the world. Kunde’s achievements have been recognized with numerous awards, including “Male Singer of the Year” at the 2016 International Opera Awards. (Click to read full bio)

Marjorie Owens, soprano, Nov. 16

A former member of the Sächsische Staatsoper in Dresden and a Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, soprano Marjorie Owens is receiving a great deal of acclaim as one of the most exciting dramatic sopranos to have recently come to the public’s attention. (Click to read full bio)

To purchase tickets, visit pittsburghfestivalopera.org/upcoming/performances-tickets/legends-in-the-limelight.

Vaccination and Mask Policy

Pittsburgh Festival Opera is a guest in the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Music Hall facilities and is required to follow Museum policy. At this time, PFO may not ask for your proof of vaccination at the theater prior to entry at the performance, but we will certainly welcome it. 

Pittsburgh Festival Opera has, however, mandated the wearing of a mask for all our remaining events. Distancing measures will be in place inside the hall. Please follow the guidance of the Carnegie Music Hall staff and ushers when they ask you to comply with the mask mandate. 



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