OCP and You

There are many ways that you can bring the Opera Company of Philadelphia experience to your community group or organization. From entertaining lectures on a broad range of topics, to opera-related classes in your community, let the Opera Company of Philadelphia bring the magic of opera to your club, association, group, or facility.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact our Community Programs Department at outreach@operaphila.org

Opera Lectures

Here is a list of lectures that are currently offered by the Opera Company. Each lecture lasts approximately one hour and includes an audio-visual presentation featuring operatic excerpts on DVD and or CD. If you have an idea for a lecture that is not currently listed, please contact our outreach department to suggest a topic for your organization.

Overview of the 2010-2011 Season

  • Beethoven's Fidelio

  • Bellini’s Norma

  • Danielpour’s Margaret Garner

  • Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

  • Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

  • Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

  • Puccini’s La bohème

  • Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

  • Puccini's Turandot

  • Rossini’s Cinderella

  • Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers

  • Saint-Saens’ Samson and Delilah

  • Verdi’s Falstaff

  • Verdi’s A Masked Ball

  • Verdi’s Rigoletto

  • Opera 101

  • Opera’s Great Lovers

  • Opera’s Great Comedies

  • The Bel Canto Tradition

  • Opera’s Villains and Villainesses

  • Tenor Heroes from the Opera

  • Tragic Puccini Heroines

  • Verdi’s Great Heroines

Opera Classes

The Opera Company provides free educational experiences throughout the year with our popular pre-production series A Taste of Opera held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Opera Overtures held one hour before OCP performances in the Academy of Music and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Between the Notes, a series of in-depth 90-minute sessions centering on the Opera Company season are offered to donors. To find out more information on how to attend these classes, contact the Development Department at 215-893-3600.

For those wishing to attend opera classes in the area, click here to see a list of opera classes held in the area. Many of these organizations hold classes specifically related to the operas presented by the Opera Company each season.