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Major works in the country’s most historic opera house

The Academy of Music

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



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

Opera Philadelphia is committed to embracing innovation and developing opera for the 21st century. Described as “the very model of a modern opera company” by the Washington Post, Opera Philadelphia was the only American finalist for the 2016 International Opera Award for Best Opera Company.

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.

Beginning in September 2017, Opera Philadelphia will host a new, annual season-opening festival called “O,” featuring operatic happenings across the city, in addition to their spring season lineup.

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Opera on the Mall

Dates: October 2, 2016

UPDATE: Due to rainy Saturday forecasts, Opera on the Mall has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 2 at 7 p.m. All tickets issued for the original broadcast date of Saturday, October 1, will be honored on the new date.

Enjoy an evening at the opera in front of Independence Hall during Opera on the Mall.

Now in its sixth year, Opera on the Mall is a free, big-screen HD broadcast performance from Opera Philadelphia. Bring chairs, a blanket and a picnic dinner for an alfresco evening on Philadelphia’s historic Independence Mall.

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Turandot at the Academy of Music

Dates: September 23-October 2, 2016

Opera Philadelphia presents one of the world’s most popular operas, Turandot, starring Christine Goerke, Marco Berti, Joyce El-Khoury and Morris Robinson.

In ancient China, the beautiful Princess Turandot reigns with an iron fist and an ice-cold heart. To her wooers, she has issued a decree — he who can answer her riddles will win her hand and all others will face beheading. When a mysterious man passes her test, will she finally open her heart to love? Puccini’s final work is one of his grandest, featuring forbidden romance and gorgeous melodies, including the rousing anthem “Nessun dorma

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