Festival O20 returns September 17–27, 2020
Festival O19 is a finalist for the Festival category for the 2020 International Opera Awards.
“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
A new kind of comedy. A new kind of myth. A new kind of tragedy. A new kind of satire.
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.
Late Night Snacks
Part performance installation, part fever dream, part neighborhood jawn, Late Night Snacks is your nightly O19 nightcap.
Toast O19 with Opera Philadelphia Ale (OPA) at Festival Venues and Happy Hours around the city.
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.
Get in the Festival spirit with brand new O19 merch! T-shirts, hats, mugs, totes, stickers and more are available to help you share your Opera Philadelphia pride.
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O19 Festival Book
Dive into Opera Philadelphia's Festival O19 with the exclusive festival program, featuring cast lists, behind the scenes content, notes from the creative teams, and more.
Plan Your Visit
Plan your visit to Festival O19 – book your hotel room, check out local restaurants and sights, and see what all Philadelphia has to offer.
Get in the Festival O19 spirit with Opera Philadelphia wallpaper for your phone.