WHAT: Internationally recognized opera performer and artistic director of the Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Marianne Cornetti; and Kevin Glavin, international opera singer, dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus, will deliver holiday presents for UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital children and adolescents inpatients. Marianne and Kevin will perform live outside of the hospital for frontline staff.
WHY: The holidays can be a lonely time for inpatients at the hospital, especially this year with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Gifts go a long way and help to bring joy during difficult times. The hospital will get a sense of holiday cheer through this festive celebration, complete with live music, Santa and Mrs. Claus with their elves, gifts and a sleigh!
• Marianne Cornetti, internationally renowned opera singer
• Kevin Glavin, international opera singer
• Deborah Brodine, president, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
• Cami Herisko, chief nursing officer, vice president of Operations and Patient Care Services, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
• Frontline UPMC staff
WHEN: 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22.
WHERE: Outdoor Parking Lot, off Desoto Street, on the 5th level. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, 3811 O'Hara St., Pittsburgh, 15213.
Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Taylor Andres at AndresTA@upmc.edu or 412-592-7406.