Every spring, Pittsburgh Opera mashes up fashion and music. Join the pageant with Carmen this month.

High Notes

Story Doug Schnitzspahn

February, 2020

Photo Courtesy Pittsburgh Opera

Ready yourself, toreador. Bizet’s classic Carmen will premiere at Pittsburgh Opera on March 28. And while the soaring story of the sultry Spanish cigarette factory worker, which will be directed by Garnett Bruce and conducted by Timothy Myers, is sure to leave audiences thrilled, the best way to kick off the season is the opera’s annual fashion show, which melds music and style.

The March 9 event, “Roses and Thorns,” brings Carmen to the runway via a partnership with designer Lela Rose and Choices Pittsburgh as well as hair and makeup by Studio Booth. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before and after the event and music throughout. Tickets ($45 for general admission, which includes a free glass of wine) are available online or in person the night of the event.

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