Andrew Norman Joins Opera Philadelphia as Third Composer in Residence

Opera Philadelphia’s renowned Composer in Residence program, in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group in New York, is adding a third young composer to its ranks.


How NABUCCO turned Verdi into Italy's Musical Conscience

Verdi’s Nabucco is perhaps best known for “Va, pensiero (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves),” which attained both musical and political significance when the opera premiered in 1842.


Opera Philadelphia and Santa Fe Opera Present World Premiere of OSCAR

Opera Philadelphia Board Chairman Daniel K. Meyer, M.D. and General Director & President David B. Devan will join some 25 Opera Philadelphia Patrons and staff members this week to celebrate the World Premiere of Oscar, composer Theodore Morrison's opera in two acts based on the trial and imprisonment of Oscar Wilde. Jointly commissioned by The Santa Fe Opera and Opera Philadelphia, Oscar premieres on Saturday, July 27, in Santa Fe and makes its East Coast Premiere at the Academy of Music in February 2015.


Opera Philadelphia to Pop-Up with some DON GIOVANNI at the First-Ever MAKE MUSIC PHILLY on Friday, June 21

This Friday, June 21, Opera Philadelphia will join with more than 125 musicians and organizations to celebrate the role of music in our lives and our city.


Soprano Patricia Schuman to Make Her Role Debut as the Duchess in Powder Her Face

Internationally renowned soprano Patricia Schuman will step in for Nancy Gustafson as the Duchess of Argyll in Opera Philadelphia’s June 2013 Company Premiere of Powder Her Face 


POWDER HER FACE Airs the Dirty Laundry of a Dirty Duchess

“She is a beast to an exceptional degree.”

“She is a Don Juan among women.”

“She is insatiable, unnatural and altogether fairly appalling.”


Exploring the comedy, fairytale, and myth of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE

By Diane Paulus

In creating a new production of The Magic Flute– one of the most beloved of all Mozart operas – the creative team has focused on what makes the story so engagingly theatrical for audiences of every generation.