“Philadelphia is reaffirming that classical music has a legit place in 21st century American art, and anyone who cares about opera ought to pay attention.” The Denver Post
“'None of this old tired stuff done in the same way’ could really be the festival’s motto.” The New York Times
“Opera in Philadelphia really can claim to offer something for everyone.” The Washington Post
“Opera Philadelphia continues to raise the bar, at the bar, at the museum, at the world heritage site, and envision a future for opera that is less static cinematic journey and more hyper-kinetic musical carnival for all the senses.” Limelight
“O18 felt smoother and even more glamorous, and surely takes the palm for boldly reconceptualizing opera for a new audience and a new era.”” Parterre Box
Festival O19 Celebration Honoring Maestro Rovaris
Opera Philadelphia invites you to join us in honoring 20 years of Maestro Rovaris' leadership as we kick off Festival O19 with a stunning evening in the Academy of Music.
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Introducing Level O: the official speakeasy of Festival O in the Academy of Music. No secret knock required, but it’s only happening during Festival O19. Open pre-show and during intermission for all performances of The Love for Three Oranges.
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