Who We Are
Opera Philadelphia is committed to embracing innovation and developing opera for the 21st century. Our mission:
- Delivering outstanding productions of traditional and new repertoire that engage our public and propel our genre forward
- Identifying extraordinary artists, both established and emerging, and provide opportunities for them to create their most imaginative and inspired work
- Presenting innovative programming relevant to the multi-cultural Philadelphia region that broadens and diversifies the opera audience
“They’re increasingly taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera.” Anne Midgette, The Washington Post
“A dynamic place to experience opera in the 21st century.” Opera Now
“Opera Philadelphia deserves praise.” Alex Ross, The New Yorker
“Things are looking up, operatically speaking, in the City of Brotherly Love.” Opera News
“One of the nation’s most innovative companies.” U-T San Diego
“Philadelphia has some of the richest operatic DNA in America.” Fred Plotkin, WQXR Operavore
“Opera Philadelphia has become the most skillful calibrator of populist appetites and the need of the art form to progress.” Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Whether it’s on stage, backstage, in the pit, or behind the scenes... Meet the people who are creating great opera in Philadelphia.
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Discover how you can become part of Opera in Philadelphia - from singing in our productions to being one of the many volunteers who make our city's opera great.