Mission Statement

Undercroft Opera creates a community for singers and orchestral musicians by offering performance experience to emerging and seasoned local artists and developing audiences through both innovative and traditional operatic productions.



With the motto “Everybody DESERVES an ‘Operatunity’!” Undercroft Opera has been able to serve hundreds of Pittsburgh area performers since its inaugural production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte in 2006. Since then, the award-winning company has presented diverse and challenging works including beloved classic operas such as La Boheme, Le Nozze di Figaro and La Traviata, unique one-acts and chamber operas like Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica and The Medium, and innovative projects such as updated versions of L’Elisir d’Amore and Les Contes d’Hoffmann and a concert version of Don Carlo.

We have won three prizes from The American Prize. We have been very excited to win these awards, proving that our performances are indeed top notch!


Undercroft Opera strives to offer as many performing opportunities as possible for local artists/students. Auditions are heard on an ongoing basis by individual appointment for those who would like to participate in our Community Outreach Concerts. Please visit our Audition page for more information.