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.


Explore the 2013-2014 Season

General Director & President David B. Devan and Music Director Corrado Rovaris are pleased to announce Opera Philadelphia’s 39th Season, featuring five productions at the Academy of Music and the Perelman Theater.


Enjoy Film Screenings, Lectures, Concerts and More in Conjunction with SILENT NIGHT

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night comes to the Academy of Music stage for five performances beginning February 8, but you can wet your whistle for this World War I-era opera with a wide array of community programs presented by Opera Philadelphia. The schedule of events includes live performances of opera excerpts and music from the era as well as screenings of the 2005 Academy Award nominated film Joyeux Noël, which inspired Silent Night.  There will also be a series of lectures and presentations on the outbreak of World War I and the events surrounding the Christmas Eve truce dramatized in the opera, and featuring the artwork and writings of American war veterans.


See a Complimentary Screening of Quartet

Prepare for Opera Company of Philadelphia’s upcoming spring season
with a complimentary advance screening of


DIRECTED BY Dustin Hoffman

Choose from two locations:


Preview the Art Featured in LA BOHÈME

The Opera Company of Philadelphia's new production of La Bohème features and draws from a collection of Impressionist masterpieces found at The Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Some of the works appear on stage in animated HD projections while others provided the inspiration for costumes and set design. We encourage you to visit Philadelphia's venerable art museums to enjoy these works in person!