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.


Opera Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Orchestra to Join Forces in First-Ever Co-Production: Richard Strauss’s SALOME

Richard B. Worley, chairman of The Philadelphia Orchestra, joined Opera Philadelphia chairman Daniel K. Meyer on Monday, March 25, to announce plans for a first-ever artistic collaboration in the 2013-14 season—a theatrically-inspired production of Richard Strauss’s compelling and provocative masterpiece, Salome.


Get ready for Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE during a month of family programs, concerts and special events

In celebration of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (April 19-28 at the Academy of Music), Opera Philadelphia will present an exciting array of family programs, concert performances, lectures and tours.


A Conversation with OWEN WINGRAVE director Daniel Fish

Benjamin Britten’s opera Owen Wingrave focuses on a young British pacifist who struggles to break free from the expectations of his renowned military family.


Rave Reviews for SILENT NIGHT


"Silent Night, a tautly paced and involving work, opened a five-performance run… the academy was packed, and the audience responded with a sustained ovation."–Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times



The American Repertoire Program: Birthing New Opera in the Birthplace of America

By Nathan Gunn
Director, American Repertoire Council


I was thrilled and very eager to say ‘Yes’ when David Devan asked me to be the Director of Opera Philadelphia’s American Repertoire Council.