The Summer King – The Josh Gibson Story


The very first world premiere in Pittsburgh Opera’s distinguished 78 year history hits close to home. The Summer King tells the story of baseball legend Josh Gibson. Josh went from the sandlots of Pittsburgh’s North Side to the pinnacle of greatness in the Negro Leagues, before ultimately being enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

Four performances only, Saturday, April 29th (8:00 PM), Tuesday, May 2nd (7:00 PM), Friday, May 5th (7:30 PM) , and Sunday, May 7th (3:00 PM)! You can save 10% on tickets by using promo code POJGF and 10% will go to The Josh Gibson Foundation. Go to pittsburghopera.org/jgf  – Promo code will automatically be applied. Or you can call 412-281- 0912 ext. 213 and mention code POJGF.

Josh Gibson Opera_Summer King brochure