Opera Philadelphia

2020–2021

Experience Opera Philadelphia's 2020–2021 season, reimagined for the screen.

Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia
October 2020

Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia

Opera Philadelphia Artistic Advisor and superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee and guest artists will perform an exciting mix of arias, songs, and spirituals.

La traviata
October 2020

La traviata

The broadcast premiere of 2015's La traviata, starring soprano Lisette Oropesa in her role debut as Violetta, in director Paul Curran's production that was praised by Opera News.

Cycles of My Being
November 2020

Cycles of My Being

Lawrence Brownlee leads the broadcast premiere of Cycles of My Being, a song cycle that centers on what it means to be a Black man living in America today. Composed by multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey, Opera Philadelphia’s current Composer in Residence, with lyrics by the award-winning poet Terrance Hayes.

LOVE in the Park
December 2020

LOVE in the Park

Enjoy the talents of the Opera Philadelphia Chorus in this five-episode series, in which 16 singers under the direction of Chorus Master Elizabeth Braden and accompanied by pianist Grant Loehnig perform beloved opera arias and choruses alongside musical theater selections.

Soldier Songs
January 2021

Soldier Songs

Opera, rock, and film collide in David T. Little's Soldier Songs, directed by and starring baritone Johnathan McCullough.

Digital Commissions
Spring 2021

Digital Commissions

Having commissioned or co-commissioned more than 15 new works since 2011, Opera Philadelphia is recognized as “one of North America’s premiere generators of valid new operas” (Opera News). In the 2020-2021 season, the company will commission and premiere four new digital works from some of today’s most dynamic composers.

El Cimarrón
Coming Soon

El Cimarrón

Bass-baritone Sir Willard White makes his highly anticipated Opera Philadelphia debut in as Esteban Montejo in Hans Werner Henze’s 75-minute drama El Cimarrón. Montejo escaped bondage on a sugar plantation, survived in the jungle, fought for Cuban independence from Spain, and lived to describe it all before dying at the age of 113.

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