Events

IN RECITAL: ERIC OWENS AND MORRIS ROBINSON
Thursday, March 26, 2015
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Central High School (1700 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141)
$10 General Admission Tickets
FREE for youth under the age of 18 with ID
Tickets on sale in January 2015.
 
Longtime friends and opera stars, bass–baritone Eric Owens and bass Morris Robinson, come together for a joint recital at Owens’ alma mater, Central High School. Before they take on Verdi’s monumental Don Carlo in April, they join collaborative pianist Laura Ward for an evening of art song, opera arias, and spirituals. Called “one of the greatest bass-baritones in the world” by Bloomberg News, Owens has a strong Philadelphia musical pedigree, having graduated from Central High School and studied at Settlement Music School, Temple University, and the Curtis Institute of Music. Robinson’s performances have been called “stentorian” and “superb” by The New York Times. Their friendship and musical prowess take center stage at what promises to be a memorable recital experience.
 
BETWEEN THE NOTES: NEW this season—two sessions!
Tuesday, April 14, 2015| 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15, 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 OVERTURES
Apr. 24, 26, 29, May 1, 3, 2015 | Academy of Music
 
Opera ticketholders can warm up for Don Carlo with a pre-curtain lecture in the Academy of Music 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 Don Carlo ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.
 
BACKSTAGE PASS
Apr. 24, 26, 29, 2015 | Academy of Music
 
The performance is only part of the experience. A Backstage Pass grants you exclusive access to the Academy of Music, perfect for a unique date night or a special occasion with friends and family. Enjoy an intimate champagne reception during intermission and an exclusive backstage tour after the performance. Plus, take home a limited-edition show poster, autographed by the cast. Start your VIP experience here.

Production underwritten in part by Ms. Barbara Augusta Teichert.

New Production
Co-production with Washington National Opera and Minnesota Opera