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Festival O18

This civic experiment, comprised of eleven days of opera and citywide events, transforms Philadelphia into an urban stage where diverse audiences gather to share an experience and amplify human connectedness.

Lucia di Lammermoor
Academy of Music | New Production

Lucia di Lammermoor

A seductively beautiful, deeply disturbing tale of love unhinged. When forced to marry a man she does not love, Lucia is driven to derangement, escalating to one of the most haunting mad scenes in all of opera.

Sky on Swings
Perelman Theater | World Premiere

Sky on Swings

Is there any grace in forgetting? Can time's cruel and random destruction of memory also produce moments of happiness and love? Frederica von Stade and Marietta Simpson embody this stirring world premiere from Lembit Beecher and Hannah Moscovitch.

Ne Quittez Pas: A Reimagined La voix humaine
Theatre of Living Arts | New Production and Company Premiere

Ne Quittez Pas: A Reimagined La voix humaine

This site-specific production begins with an intimate performance of French art and cabaret songs, followed by one of opera's most powerful monodramas, La voix humaine, in which a lonely woman lays bare the heartbreak of unrequited love.

Glass Handel
The Barnes Foundation | World Premiere Production

Glass Handel

Superstar countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and New York-based luxury art and fashion multimedia company Visionaire create an hour-long operatic art installation with the music of George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass.

Queens of the Night
Theatre of Living Arts | Cabaret Nights

Queens of the Night

This highly improvisational, three-night serial with Stephanie Blythe and Dito van Reigersberg expands on the 2017 genre- and gender-bending caba-play Dito & Aeneas: Two Queens, One Night.

Fridays at Field
Field Concert Hall

Fridays at Field

Hear tomorrow’s stars on today’s stage as members of Opera Philadelphia’s Emerging Artists Program from the Curtis Institute of Music perform in recital at the historic and intimate Field Concert Hall. Singers and repertoire will be announced prior to O18.

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