Part One: Residency Reflection by Composer Lembit Beecher

I’ve had a wonderful three years working with Opera Philadelphia. I’m always amazed how kind, knowledgeable, and generous everyone in the organization is, and I leave the Composer in Residence program with some sadness, but mostly a great deal of energy. It is difficult to summarize the immense effect this program has had on me and my work, but I will try to give some sense of my activities.


Guest Blog: Resident Technologist Youngmoo Kim

Why am I here?

It's an incredible privilege for me to serve as Resident Technologist this season at Opera Philadelphia during my sabbatical from teaching at Drexel University. I'd like to thank everyone at Opera Philadelphia and Drexel who enabled this unique collaborative opportunity for our institutions.

So, why am I here?  Allow me to consider that question in a couple of ways...

Why am I here?


The Barber of Seville Director's Note: Michael Shell

The Barber of Seville is a love story. It is a story of two people, Rosina and a disguised Count Almaviva, overcoming obstacles to be together. Through the help of an ingenious barber they outwit Bartolo, Rosina’s guardian, and are united.


Join Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia for Make Music Philly on June 21

For the second year in a row, Philadelphia will celebrate music with a free, city-wide festival on Saturday, June 21, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. 


Salome Sunday Recap: Guest Blogger John Mac Master

It is Sunday morning after the second and final performance of this marvelous Salome co-production of Opera Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nezet-Seguin.