A Taste of Opera

A Taste of Opera is the perfect way to learn more about Opera Philadelphia productions. FREE and open to the general public, A Taste of Opera features live performances, panel discussions, informative lectures, musical excerpts, enlightening insights, and more, so invite a friend to join you!

Opera Philadelphia opens its 40th Anniversary Season with Rossini’s brilliant comedy The Barber of Seville. In preparation for opening night, join us for an exciting A Taste of Opera at The Barnes Foundation on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 3:40 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. For this presentation, selections from the opera will be performed by tenor Alasdair Kent, baritone Jarrett Ott, and mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams, accompanied by Opera Philadelphia principal pianist Grant Loehnig.

As part of the Barnes’ theme for the day, Technology and Education, Opera Philadelphia’s Michael Bolton will discuss how it uses technology for outreach purposes, like its Opera on the Mall event, and its expanding education program, Sounds of Learning, as he shares information about each of the musical selections.

Opera Philadelphia patrons will be allowed free access to the Taste of Opera Event.  Patrons wishing to enter the galleries, the Barnes offers free admission. Those wishing to see the galleries will need a free ticket through the PECO First Sundays program. Free tickets can be obtained on-site at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays. This offer is limited to tickets for two adults and two children per transaction. Tickets are limited and available on a first come-first served basis.