Opera Philadelphia

Reflection & Re-Vision

A complement to the productions, this FREE series looks deeper into the opera genre by exploring its musical and theatrical elements as well as cultural, social, and historical perspectives. The Reflection and Re-Vision series includes lectures and round-table discussions. 
Major support for Reflection & Re-Vision has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Butterfly Conversations

Butterfly Conversations

From February through May, Opera Philadelphia will host a series that aims to foster open and inclusive conversations, providing an opportunity to create an experience that not only contextualizes Madame Butterfly but also contributes to a broader dialogue on the role of opera in contemporary society.

As we delve into the insightful series, it's crucial to acknowledge that each lecturer, panelist, moderator, or facilitator will be sharing their perspectives based on personal experiences and expertise. Remembering that no community is a monolith; within every community, there exists a diverse array of perspectives, we welcome this spectrum of ideas to help foster a deeper understanding of Madame Butterfly and the operatic artform.

Lecture @ Noon

Lecture @ Noon Series

Join us for this virtual lecture series presented in collaboration with The International Florence Price Festival. This series provides a comprehensive exploration of representation in classical music, showcasing the diverse voices that have often been overlooked and will not only educate participants on the contributions of underrepresented composers and performers but also encourage a broader conversation about the need for inclusivity within the classical music canon.

10 Days Roundtable brief

Nellie Bly, Blackwell's Island, and Philadelphia’s History of Institutionalization

Join us for a one-hour panel discussion and Q&A session following the performance to learn more about disability justice and how Nellie Bly’s work inspires and resonates in our current times.

Stay tuned for more programming throughout our season!


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