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A Groundbreaking Operatic Experience

Thank you for joining us for O17, the inaugural Festival O. This unprecedented civic experiment transformed Philadelphia into an urban stage, where diverse audiences gathered to share an experience and amplify human connectedness.

Save the Date: Festival O returns September 20–30, 2018! Add O18 to your calendar and start planning:

O18 Festival (Sept. 20–30) | Opening Weekend (Sept. 20–23) | Closing Weekend (Sept. 27–30)

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Photos: The Wake World by Dominic M. Mercier; We Shall Not Be Moved by Dave DiRentis Photography; photo of Philadelphia 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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