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.

Festival O18 Calendar

September
Included in Festival Pass Included in Festival Pass
Thursday 20 +
Perelman Theater Sky on Swings Included in Festival Pass
Friday 21 +
Curtis Institute of Music Fridays at Field
Academy of Music Lucia di Lammermoor Included in Festival Pass
Saturday 22 +
Perelman Theater Sky on Swings Included in Festival Pass
The Barnes Foundation Glass Handel Included in Festival Pass
Sunday 23 +
Academy of Music Lucia di Lammermoor Included in Festival Pass
The Barnes Foundation Glass Handel Included in Festival Pass
Monday 24 +
Theatre of Living Arts Queens of the Night
Tuesday 25 +
Perelman Theater Sky on Swings Included in Festival Pass
Theatre of Living Arts Queens of the Night
Wednesday 26 +
Academy of Music Lucia di Lammermoor Included in Festival Pass
Thursday 27 +
Perelman Theater Sky on Swings Included in Festival Pass
Friday 28 +
Curtis Institute of Music Fridays at Field
Saturday 29 +
Perelman Theater Sky on Swings Included in Festival Pass
Sunday 30 +
Academy of Music Lucia di Lammermoor Included in Festival Pass
The Barnes Foundation Glass Handel Included in Festival Pass
Included in Festival Pass = Included in Festival Pass

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

Performances

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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Venues

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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Plan Your Visit

The performance is only part of your experience! Plan your visit to the Opera along with our select dining and hotel partners, and enjoy all Philadelphia has to offer.  

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Support O18

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

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Relive O17

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

 

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