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Thank you for joining us for O17, the inaugural Festival O. This unprecedented civic experiment transformed Philadelphia into an urban stage, where diverse audiences gathered to share an experience and amplify human connectedness.

Save the Date: Festival O returns September 20–30, 2018! Add O18 to your calendar and start planning:

O18 Festival (Sept. 20–30) | Opening Weekend (Sept. 20–23) | Closing Weekend (Sept. 27–30)

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Included in Festival Pass Included in Festival Pass
Wednesday Sept. 18 +
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Denis & Katya Included in Festival Pass World Premiere
Thursday Sept. 19 +
Perelman Theater Semele Included in Festival Pass Company Premiere
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Denis & Katya Included in Festival Pass World Premiere
Friday Sept. 20 +
Academy of Music The Love for Three Oranges Included in Festival Pass Company Premiere
Saturday Sept. 21 +
Field Concert Hall Curtis in Concert
Perelman Theater Semele Included in Festival Pass Company Premiere
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Denis & Katya Included in Festival Pass World Premiere
Academy of Music Festival O19 Celebration
FringeArts Let Me Die World Premiere
Sunday Sept. 22 +
Field Concert Hall Curtis in Concert
Academy of Music The Love for Three Oranges Included in Festival Pass Company Premiere
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Denis & Katya Included in Festival Pass World Premiere
FringeArts Let Me Die World Premiere
Monday Sept. 23 +
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Denis & Katya Included in Festival Pass World Premiere
Tuesday Sept. 24 +
Perelman Theater Semele Included in Festival Pass Company Premiere
Wednesday Sept. 25 +
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Denis & Katya Included in Festival Pass World Premiere
FringeArts Let Me Die World Premiere
Thursday Sept. 26 +
Perelman Theater Semele Included in Festival Pass Company Premiere
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Denis & Katya Included in Festival Pass World Premiere
FringeArts Let Me Die World Premiere
Friday Sept. 27 +
Academy of Music The Love for Three Oranges Included in Festival Pass Company Premiere
FringeArts Let Me Die World Premiere
Saturday Sept. 28 +
Field Concert Hall Curtis in Concert
Perelman Theater Semele Included in Festival Pass Company Premiere
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Denis & Katya Included in Festival Pass World Premiere
FringeArts Let Me Die World Premiere
Sunday Sept. 29 +
Field Concert Hall Curtis in Concert
Academy of Music The Love for Three Oranges Included in Festival Pass Company Premiere
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Denis & Katya Included in Festival Pass World Premiere
Included in Festival Pass = Included in Festival Pass

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Photos: The Wake World by Dominic M. Mercier; We Shall Not Be Moved by Dave DiRentis Photography; photo of Philadelphia courtesy of Visit Philadelphia

Significant support for Opera Philadelphia's festival O has been provided by the William Penn Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Neubauer Family Foundation,  Mrs. Sandra K. Baldino, Judy and Peter Leone, Barbara Augusta Teichert, Donald and Gay Kimelman, and Caroline J. MacKenzie Kennedy.

O17 has received additional support  from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, OPERA America's Building Audiences grant program and an OPERA America Innovation Grant, both supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation,The Presser Foundation, The Barra Foundation, PNC Arts Alive, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts,The Independence Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts , Ady L. Djerassi, M.D. and Robert Golub, M.D.,  the Mazzotti/Kelly Fund-BBH of the Philadelphia Foundation, Constance and Michael Cone, and the Allen R. and  Judith Brick Freedman Venture Fund for New Opera.

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