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Opera Philadelphia is home to some of the industry’s brightest singers, composers, directors and conductors. Credit: Opera Philadelphia


40th Anniversary Season

Opera Philadelphia is celebrating four decades of world-class performances with a blockbuster season of premieres and operatic firepower.

The anniversary season began with a rousing rendition of the Rossini classic Barber of Seville in the fall of 2014 and continues with the East Coast premiere of Oscar featuring David Daniels, hailed by The New York Times has perhaps the greatest countertenor of all time. Philadelphia-native and bass-baritone Eric Owens makes his hometown return in Don Carlo, while Lawrence Brownlee stars in the world premiere of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.

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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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