Read About Nico Muhly and Dark Sisters, Coming in June


“As I learned more about (Mormon Church founder Joseph) Smith’s life, I realized that his story is a uniquely American one of striving for individual freedom— sexual, political, religious— in the face of fierce resistance”

– composer Nico Muhly


RAVE REVIEWS FOR MANON LESCAUT – Through April 29th at the Academy!

“… singers and orchestra rocked — and that included the young replacement soprano Michelle Johnson, who learned the title role in little more than three weeks.”
-The Philadelphia Inquirer

The first reviews are in on the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s Manon Lescaut!


Soprano Michelle Johnson Makes Her OCP Debut in Title Role of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, April 20-29 at the Academy of Music

Live theater always keeps us on our toes, and this week was no exception as we were informed that soprano Ermonela Jaho will have to withdraw from our April production of Manon Lescaut due to medical issues. We are delighted, however, to announce that we have been able to cast a star of national significance who also enjoys local ties. Soprano Michelle Johnson, winner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, will be stepping in to sing the title role in the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s Puccini masterpiece next month.