"Opera in Philadelphia really can claim to offer something for everyone." - The Washington Post
Woman with Eyes Closed
Inspired by a real-life art heist, this world premiere from composer Jennifer Higdon, starring contralto Meredith Arwady, delves into cycles of family trauma and the value of art.
Shakespeare's tale of ruthless desire set to some of Verdi's most magnificent music is framed as a timeless political allegory, starring opera royalty Sondra Radvanovsky in her role debut as Lady Macbeth.
Hans Werner Henze's political drama, which stars Sir Willard White, recounts the true story of Esteban Montejo, a Cuban born into slavery in 1860 who, as a young man, escaped bondage on a sugar plantation, survived in the jungle, and fought for Cuban independence from Spain.
Curtis in Concert
Hear today's leading singers perform alongside the opera stars of tomorrow. Ashley Milanese, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, comes back to the legendary Locust Street school for Friday afternoon concerts with the young voices of Curtis Opera Theatre.
Afternoons at AVA
Hear today's leading singers perform alongside the opera stars of tomorrow. Joyce El-Khoury, last seen at Opera Philadelphia as Liù in Turandot, returns to the acclaimed Academy of Vocal Arts to perform in Saturday afternoon recitals with current students.
Late Night Snacks
After the opera, savor a range of "Late Night Snacks," as some of O20's most distinguished opera stars unleash their more fabulous alter egos in a series of informal, inclusive cabaret nights presented in partnership with The Bearded Ladies and FringeArts.