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!


Opera Company of Philadelphia Opens the Season with A New, Art-Inspired Production of Puccini’s LA BOHÈME

An inspired new production of Puccini’s ultra-romantic blockbuster, La bohème opens the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s 2012-2013 Season on September 28, 30m, October 3, 5 & 7m, 2012 at the Academy of Music.  The timeless story of a shy seamstress and a passionate poet who chance upon each other on a snowy Parisian evening, La bohème is known for its lush melodies, sweeping orchestral work, and characters that touch the very heart of our humanity. 


Get to Know the Cast of Dark Sisters

With the opening of Dark Sisters just days away, get to know the talented artists that bring this new opera by Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam to life.  Many of these singers are new to Philadelphia but they are well-known on stages around the world including the Metropolitan, Santa Fe, and Glimmerglass Operas.  We wanted to learn a bit more about each them and their characters in Dark Sisters, which runs June 8, 10m, 13, 15 & 17m as part of the Aurora Series at the Perelman Theater.