Events

A TASTE OF OPERA: Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD
Friday, May 15, 2015 | 5:45pm-6:45pm and 7:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art (2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130)
FREE with Museum admission ($20 for adults with discounts for seniors, students, and youth. PMA members and children 12 & under are free.)
 
Opera Philadelphia makes its Art After 5 debut featuring the music of YARDBIRD composer Daniel Schnyder and Charlie Parker. More info to come.
 
BETWEEN THE NOTES: NEW this season—two sessions!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015| 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Merck Education Center Multipurpose Room (300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA)
Available to Friends at the Contributor level ($100) and above. Reservations required. Email development@operaphila.org or call 215.893.5934.
 
More info coming soon!
 
OPERA AT THE MOVIES: Bird
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010)
Tickets are $12 with discounts for seniors, students, and BMFI members. Available here.
 
The tragically short and troubled life of visionary jazz saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker is brought to the screen by award-winning director and jazz connoisseur Clint Eastwood. For his portrayal of Parker, whose inner demons and wild substance abuse silenced his musical genius at age 34, Forest Whitaker won the best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
 
IN RECITAL: LAWRENCE BROWNLEE
Monday, June 8, 2015
 
More info to come!
 
OPERA OVERTURES
June 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 2015 | Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - Comcast Circle
 
Opera ticketholders can warm up for Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD with a pre-curtain lecture in the one hour before each performance. Opera Philadelphia’s Michael Bolton provides insights into the opera’s themes, music, and production. These informal talks will enhance your appreciation of all the operas you see this season. FREE to all Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.

The Aurora Series is underwritten by the Wyncote Foundation.
The production of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD received funding from OPERA America’s Opera Fund.

World Premiere | American Repertoire Program