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.


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.