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The city as a stage

Thank you for joining us for O18, 11 days of opera across Philadelphia!

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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

Opera in Philadelphia really can claim to offer something for everyone. The Washington Post

'None of this old tired stuff done in the same way’ could really be the festival’s motto. The New York Times

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A look back at the Festival.




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O18 featured world premieres, classic works in the grand operatic tradition, and performances staged throughout some of Philadelphia’s most extraordinary venues.

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O18 Festival Program

Dive into Opera Philadelphia's Festival O18 with the exclusive festival program, featuring cast lists, behind the scenes content, notes from the creative teams, and more.


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Create an unforgettable opera experience with the official app for Opera Philadelphia's 2018-2019 season, including Festival O18. 

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OPA Opera Philadelphia Ale

OPA – a golden IPA from Flying Fish Brewing – is back for Festival O18.

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Major support for O18 has been provided by the William Penn Foundation.

Festival O is presented in partnership with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. 

Principal support for O18 has been provided by The Wallace Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Dr. David G. Knott and Françoise Girard, Per J. Skarstedt, Mr. Robert L. Turner, Mr. Kevin Dolan, and Anonymous.

O18 has received additional support from Susan Baker and Michael Lynch, Peter A. Benoliel and Willo Carey, Elizabeth A. R. and Ralph S. Brown, Jean-Pierre and Olivia Chessé, the Director's Grant Program of The Barra Foundation, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Robert and Monica Driver, Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman Venture Fund for New Opera, Stephanie French, Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Glauber, Linda and David Glickstein, Ms. Mariko Ikehara and Mr. Jeffrey Cunard, Mrs. Sheila Kessler, Ms. Dominique Laffont, Dr. Beverly Lange and Dr. Renato Baserga, William and Helen Little, Jacqueline Badger Mars, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, the Mazzotti/Kelly Fund-BBH of the Philadelphia Foundation, Daniel K. Meyer, M.D., an OPERA America Innovation Grant supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, PECO, Steven and Michèle Pesner, PNC Arts Alive, Katie Adams Schaeffer and Tony Schaeffer, and Laura A. Williamson.

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