Opera Philadelphia

Opening night turned opening festival

Twelve days, seven operatic happenings, six venues across the city, three world premieres, and one superstar Festival Artist: set to launch September 14–25, 2017, O—Opera Philadelphia’s new annual season-opening festival—represents a thrilling new way to experience opera. With more than 25 performances over 12 days, it's opening night amplified.

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O17 features world premieres, classic works in the grand operatic tradition, and performances staged throughout some of Philadelphia’s most extraordinary venues.

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Visitors can combine dynamic opera productions with Philadelphia’s deliciously diverse dining scene, rich historical sites, world-class museums, lively nightlife, and elegant hotels—putting the whole city in the spotlight’s splendor.

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Opera Philadelphia is proud to make O17 a truly artistic experience, thanks to creative collaborations with artistic partners including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, Independence National Historical Park, Hackney Empire, The Apollo Theater, and Art Sanctuary. 

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Photos: The Magic Flute by Robert Millard / LA Opera; photos of Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art courtesy of Visit Philadelphia

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