Opera has been part of Philadelphia’s cultural livelihood for generation after generation.  Some have been brought up in a family tradition of opera going, while others discover opera on their own.  In order to keep the passion for opera alive for current and future generations, Opera Philadelphia provides opportunities for opera lovers and novices alike to learn more about this greatest of art forms. With free recitals, lectures, downloadable podcasts, student dress rehearsals, in-school programs, and random acts of culture in the community, there are myriad ways for you to get acquainted with or deepen your appreciation of opera.