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Win Mother’s Day with “The Rake’s Progress”

Running through this weekend, The Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress” will feature the area’s largest collection of David Hockney art. Hockney, a revered artist from across the pond, as well as close friend of Pittsburgh’s renaissance man, Andy Warhol, designed the set and costumes for the show. Touted as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Hockney piloted the pop art movement in the 1960’s, and is best known for his portraits…

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For Pittsburgh Opera’s “Barber of Seville”, Kevin Glavin Knows How to Bring Out Laughs

Kevin Glavin may admit he’s “feeling it now” when he considers how long he’s been performing opera, but will just as quickly say he’s never sounded better. Glavin, who began his career with Pittsburgh Opera at the age of 25, has been a local favorite since his debut in 1985. Playing basso buffo roles—the comedic relief in opera productions—Glavin has become just as admired for his powerful voice as his funnyman schtick. Glavin plays the role of Bartolo, the…

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