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.


Salome Weekend Recap: Guest Blogger John Mac Master

Acclaimed Canadian tenor John Mac Master is in Philadelphia this week to perform the role of Herod in Richard Strauss's SALOME, a co-production of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia.  John has been documenting the rehearsal process in a daily blog, which you can follow here.  Check back often for his insights into this historic collaboration.

John Mac Master