Opera Philadelphia

A Groundbreaking Operatic Experience

Seven operatic happenings staged over the course of twelve days in six venues across the city. This unprecedented civic experiment transforms Philadelphia into an urban stage, where diverse audiences gather to share an experience and amplify human connectedness.

Performances

Featuring three world premieres, daring subject matter, and a superstar soprano as its inaugural Festival Artist, O17 shines a contemporary light on opera.

Tickets & Packages

For the best pricing, choose an All-Access Pass or curate your very own festival experience by picking 2, 3, or 4 operas with an À la carte Package. Single tickets are also now on sale.

O17 Festival Calendar

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Perelman Theater Sondra Radvanovsky Festival Artist
Independence National Historical Park Opera on the Mall The Marriage of Figaro

Plan Your Visit

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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Venues

Opera Philadelphia is proud to blanket the city with opera during O17, expanding to co-presenters like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation, and to host venues like Independence National Historical Park and the Wilma Theater.

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Festival FAQ

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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

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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