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Dress Rehearsal Program Registration

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



Hansel and Gretel

Available to stream 

Digital Screening 

3rd grade and up

This delightful and delicious adaptation of the Humperdinck classic sets the action in a dream world where a celebrity pastry chef captures two children who get lost in the woods and features them on her zany cooking show as the guest stars... and main ingredients.

Virtual Production

Performed in English with English Supertitles.

1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission

Simon Boccanegra 

(registration closed)

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

(registration closed)

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 with no intermission

Madame Butterfly 

(registration closed)

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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