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Rusalka, the water sprite

Presented by Pittsburgh Opera at Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh PA

Sep 17 - 25 2022
Rusalka, the water sprite

Pittsburgh Opera presents Rusalka. Rusalka is opera’s version of The Little Mermaid. At the Benedum Center Sept. 17-25. English supertitles projected above the stage. Tickets $15+, kids and teens half-price. pittsburghopera.org/rusalka

Rusalka is the Czech version of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid.

While it has many similarities to the familiar Disney® movie, they are not exactly the same. First of all, her name is not Ariel, it’s Rusalka. Secondly, Rusalka is not a mermaid per se, but a water sprite, also called a water nymph.

However, like the Little Mermaid, Rusalka falls in love with a human Prince. She has a witch turn her into a human in exchange for her voice. Rusalka must win and keep the Prince’s

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Pittsburgh Opera patrons can purchase their tickets with confidence, even with continuing uncertainty over the direction of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pittsburgh Opera is continuing its no-hassle refund policy for all 2022–23 operas. Pittsburgh Opera will offer full refunds for any patrons who notify us that they need to cancel their tickets at least one hour prior to their performance start time.

As part of Pittsburgh Opera’s continued efforts to make opera accessible to all members of the community, single tickets for the 2022–23 season start at just $15. In addition, tickets for kids and teens ages 6–18 are half price.

Subscriptions for the four mainstage productions range from $53.25 – $609. Single ticket sales for Rusalka begin in mid-August, with single tickets for all other productions going on sale in late August.

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Email: tickets@pittsburghopera.org


  • Sep 17, 2022 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 20, 2022 at 07:00 pm (Tue)
  • Sep 23, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Sep 25, 2022 at 02:00 pm (Sun)

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Ticketholders are invited to attend a free Pre-Opera Talk one hour before each performance. Learn about the composer, the story, and some juicy details about the opera! These talks are free to all ticketholders.

Ticketholders for the Tuesday performance are invited to “Meet the Artists.” Join General Director Christopher Hahn immediately following the performance to enjoy lively repartee, as Mr. Hahn interviews the stars of the production. This event is free to all Tuesday opera ticketholders, and is held in the Lower Lobby

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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    • Audio Description
    • Closed Caption
    • Large Print
    • Open Caption
    • Wheelchair Access

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