Opera Philadelphia

Festival O18

September 20–30, 2018

A civic experiment, comprised of 11 days of opera and citywide events, transforms Philadelphia into an urban stage where diverse audiences gather to share an experience and amplify human connectedness. 

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Featuring new productions and world premieres, on stages across the city.

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Help make Philadelphia the stage for the future of opera.

One of the most enjoyable additions to the fall calendar in years The Washington Post

A dramatic reboot The Wall Street Journal

An innovative and daring way to open an opera season The Toronto Star


O18 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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Once again, Opera Philadelphia will bring opera to both traditional and nontraditional stages across the city. From the Barnes Foundation to the Theatre of Living Arts, experience opera in a new environment.

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Tickets & Packages

Get tickets to O18: Festival Passes and À la carte packages are now on sale.

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When you support Opera Philadelphia, you are preserving a beautiful art form for generations to come. 


Relive O17

Enjoy our digital festival program, post-show playlists, and more.



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