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Opera Philadelphia often performs large-scale works at The Academy of Music. Credit: G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia


A New Aria for a New Era

Opera Philadelphia is celebrating four decades of world-class performances with its first world premiere production since 1976.

Opera Philadelphia’s 40th anniversary season concludes with superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee creating the role of jazz icon Charlie Parker in the world premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, June 5-14 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Recognized by Opera News as “one of the leading instigators of new work in the country,” Opera Philadelphia has gathered an internationally acclaimed cast and creative team for this “bebopera,” which sets the stage for another year of innovation.

Coming in September is the world premiere of the Warhol-inspired ANDY: A Popera, followed by October’s new production of Verdi’s classic La Traviata at the historic Academy of Music.

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Philadelphia’s only producer of grand opera, Opera Philadelphia is home to some of the industry’s brightest singers, composers, directors and conductors.

Committed to embracing innovation and developing opera for the 21st Century, Opera Philadelphia creates outstanding productions of both classic and new operatic works that resonate within the community, assembles the finest international creative artists and presents a wide array of programming that educates, deepens, and diversifies the opera audience in Philadelphia and beyond.

Performance offerings include large-scale works at the historic Academy of Music, intimate chamber operas as part of the Aurora Series for Chamber Opera at the Perelman Theater, and frequent community performances which focus on creative partnerships and enhanced accessibility.

The company typically presents five opera productions per season. Under the leadership of General Director David B. Devan, the company has launched the American Repertoire Program, a commitment to produce a new American opera in each of ten seasons.

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