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Dress Rehearsal Program Registration

For questions, please contact Christa Sechler, Education Manager, at sechler@operaphila.org


*Register for the 2023-2024 Season*

Production descriptions and interest form are below! 

Simon Boccanegra 

September 20, 2023 | 2:00 p.m.

Academy of Music

Recommended for 8th-12th grade

A story of power and betrayal, public duty and private love, Simon Boccanegra must reunite with his long lost daughter Amelia…who wants to kill him. Unless her Grandfather can get to him first!

Performed in Italian with English Supertitles.

3 hours, with a 20 minute intermission.

Unholy Wars 

September 21, 2023 | 2:00 p.m.

Suzanne Roberts Theatre 

5th - 12th Grade 

Unholy Wars reframes the Crusades from a Middle Eastern perspective to reveal a new story of belonging and resilience. Conceived by Lebanese American Tenor Karim Sulayman, music by Handel and Monteverdi is interwoven with that of composer Mary Kouyoumdjian to explore and reclaim representations of his identity.

Performed in French with English Supertitles.

1 hour, no intermission

The Anonymous Lover

February 1, 2024 | 2:00 p.m.

Academy of Music

5th-12th grade

This romantic comedy centers a young widow, Leontine as she gets passionate letters from a secret admirer. She isn’t sure she can love again, especially when she learns that her friend, Valcour is the author of these letters.

Semi Staged Performance

Performed in French with English Supertitles.

80 minutes with no intermission 

Madame Butterfly

April 24, 2024 | 2:00 p.m.

Academy of Music

5th-12th grade

In this new production of Madame Butterfly, director Aria Umezawa constructs and deconstructs Puccini’s fantasy of Japan, infusing the typical Westernized portrayal with Japanese history, culture, and artistry, while giving Cio-Cio-San a new sense of agency over her own story.

Performed in Italian with English Supertitles.

2 hours and 45 minutes, with a 20 minute intermission

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