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Pittsburgh Opera LGBTQ+/Ally Night — La Traviata

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pittsburgh Opera dedicates the opening night of the first opera in the Benedum Center each spring to connecting with and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome you to join us for this year’s LGBTQ+/Ally Night, taking place during the opening night of La Traviata on March 16th.

With your discounted ticket, enjoy pre-show drinks beginning at 7pm in a private lounge at the theater before experiencing the incredible performance at 8pm. A portion (5%) of each ticket sale for this year’s event will go to the important work that the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation does supporting the local LGBTQ+ and HIV communities. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to support a great cause while having a great time. Buy your tickets with the promo code EQUALITY at opera.culturaldistrict.org to get 25% off.

Hedonism, hypocrisy, and high society

A courtesan among the decadent elite, Violetta Valéry knows that she will die soon so she lives life to the fullest. Only the love of the doting Alfredo can sweep her away from these sensual delights. But while she is a trophy to be won amongst the balls and frivolities of Paris, she is nothing but a scandalous “fallen woman” to genteel society. Violetta and Alfredo’s love threatens to bring shame to his family and ruin his sister’s marriage prospects. In secret, Alfredo’s father presses Violetta to shun Alfredo and save the family’s reputation. Heartbroken and health failing, Violetta retreats to her old life of empty pleasures. As her illness worsens, will love slip away as well?

Verdi’s exquisite tragedy juxtaposes rousing numbers like the joyous Brindisi with heart-wrenching arias to create a shattering emotional portrait like no other.

Music by Giuseppe Verdi, with a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.

Ticket price varies per seat selection.

Run time currently expected to be approximately 2 hours 40 minutes. There will be 2 intermissions and 1 brief pause.

Private pre-show reception at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm

Also includes access to private lounge during intermission.

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March 16
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$7.50 – $169.00


Benedum Center
7th Street & Penn Ave
Pittsburgh,PA15222United States
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(412) 456-6666
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Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation
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