The 2024-2025 Season will not open with a fall Festival O as has been our tradition since 2017. Announcements about the future of Festival O will be shared in spring 2024.
Opera Philadelphia is taking some time to consider the future of the festival and the potential for a reimagined concept. Weighing the post-pandemic audience return realities, the competitive density of the fall arts and culture schedule in Philadelphia, and the considerable cash flow challenge of a fall festival production period, Opera Philadelphia is pausing to consider options such as a spring festival timeline, new ideas around future festival repertoire, and increased partnership opportunities. We are proud to announce a 2024-2025 Season that maintains the artistic practice that was nurtured in the festival format, with new and rarely performed works alongside presentations of the beloved masterpieces of the canon.