Apr 23 2022
May 01 2022


Presented by Pittsburgh Opera at August Wilson African American Cultural Center

As the boy grows into a young man, he becomes a student artist and activist. His mother worries for his future, while his father tries to prepare him for the harsh realities of 21st-century America. The father also wrestles with his own identity as a police officer, a "Black man in blue", and the friction that causes within the family.

When their deepest fears come true, the grieving parents must navigate the turbulent waters of loss at the hands of police, while seeking answers and support from their church and community.

Tony Award®–winning composer Jeanine Tesori and NAACP Theatre Award–winning librettist Tazewell Thompson’s new opera is inspired by contemporary events and Black literature. Exploring race, violence, and reconciliation, Blue places timely issues at the forefront of modern opera and invites audiences to the emotional epicenter of their impact.

Admission Info

Single tickets for all productions in the 2021-22 season will go on sale in early September. Subscriptions are available now at www.pittsburghopera.org/subscribe or 412-281-0912 ext. 3. Ticket prices start at $15.

Phone: 412-456-6666

Email: tickets@pittsburghopera.org

Dates & Times

2022/04/23 - 2022/05/01

  • Apr 23, 2022 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 26, 2022 at 07:00 pm (Tue)
  • Apr 28, 2022 at 10:30 am (Thu)
  • Apr 29, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • May 1, 2022 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
Location Info

August Wilson African American Cultural Center

980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Parking Info


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Accessibility Info