In partnership with Pittsburgh Festival Opera, we are holding an Evening with Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street opera. Come listen to select arias on the open top roof of Mario's East Side Saloon, participate in a discussion about the opera, meet the director and cast. Enjoy a lovely evening with pub food and drink.
Mario's East Side Saloon
5442 Walnut St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Jonathan Eaton — Artistic and General Director of Pittsburgh Festival Opera
Tomé Cousin — Director of Sweeney Todd
Andrew Cummings — Baritone; As Sweeney Todd
Anna Singer — Soprano; As Mrs. Lovett
Robert Frankenberry — Tenor; As the Beadle
Join us for an evening with our panel of experts:
6-7pm — Dine, meet and greet.
7-8.30pm — A spot of singing from the opera; panel discussion; meet the cast
8.30 onwards — Social reception
ABOUT SWEENEY TOOD
Barber Sweeney Todd returns to London after 15 years in exile and aims to take revenge on the corrupt judge who banished him. When baker Mrs. Lovett is in desperate need of fresh meat for her pies, Sweeney implements a cunningly murderous solution to boost her business. Songs include «Johanna», «By the Sea», and «Pretty Women”.
This Sondheim classic was Broadway's Tony-award winner for Best Musical. Featuring Andrew Cummings (Capriccio, 2014) as Sweeney, Anna Singer (The Merry Widow, 2013) as Mrs. Lovett, and Robert Frankenberry (Ariadne on Naxos, 2013) as the Beadle.