Annual Gala


Opera Philadelphia’s 40th Anniversary Season begins with a Gala on Broad Street starring Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello


Opera Philadelphia kicks off its landmark 40th Anniversary Season with a black-tie Gala on Friday, September 12, 2014. From the stage of the Academy of Music out onto the glorious Avenue of the Arts, celebrate Opera Philadelphia’s legacy under the stars. The spectacular evening features a recital by soprano Ailyn Pérez and tenor Stephen Costello, Vanity Fair’s “match made in verismo heaven.” The duo, who met as students at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, come home to celebrate on the stage where they’ve dazzled in productions like Carmen, Cyrano, and Romeo & Juliet.


This once-in-a-lifetime event features:

- Elegant Cocktail Reception in the Academy of Music

- Thrilling Recital from soprano Ailyn Pérez and tenor Stephen Costello

- Live and Silent Auctions

- Dinner and Dancing in a tented ballroom on Broad Street

- Appearances from Opera Philadelphia stars, past and present


Mark your calendars for this spectacular event and the start of Opera Philadelphia’s exciting 40th Anniversary Season. Only 400 seats available!

For more information or to reserve your tickets now, please call Donor Services at 215.893.5934.  Online ticket purchase will be available soon.