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Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Presented by Pittsburgh Opera at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, Pittsburgh PA

Apr 10 - 22 2021
Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Join us on a freeform expedition into the mind, heart, and personal purgatory of the man they called Yardbird.

While the body of the legendary tormented saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker lies unidentified in a New York City morgue, his ghost travels back to Birdland, the famed New York City jazz club named after him. As he struggles to complete his final masterpiece, the great bebop innovator revisits the demons, inspirations, and women who have both fueled and hindered his creative genius.

With the aid of his strong mother Addie, three of his four wives, and his partner in the bebop jazz

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  • Apr 10, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 13, 2021 at 07:00 pm (Tue)
  • Apr 16, 2021 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 18, 2021 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
  • Apr 20, 2021 at 07:00 pm (Tue)
  • Apr 22, 2021 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters

2425 Liberty Avenue , Pittsburgh, PA 15222


    • Large Print
    • Open Caption
    • Wheelchair Access

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