Opera Philadelphia

Ospite Circle: A New National Council

Join a national community of fellow opera lovers.

Our historic city presents a welcoming travel destination for opera enthusiasts from across the country and around the globe, and the Opera Philadelphia Channel offers “borderless” access to our digital performances from home. We hope you will join us for both live and digital performances and events planned for our 2021-2022 Season.

To serve our audience from beyond the Philadelphia area, Opera Philadelphia created a national council, the Ospite Circle, to welcome our out-of-town guests to connect through shared experiences and curated events. Pronounced "AW-spi-tay," this Italian word conveys two special meanings—both 'host' and 'guest'—and serves as an invitation to those who share our bold vision for the future of our art form.

To learn more about benefits and to join, please click here.


Highlights from O19 Ospite Circle Events

September 2019

Ospite Circle Receptions

Ospite Circle guests were invited to two exclusive receptions hosted in private homes located in Center City, and joined by Opera Philadelphia and Festival O19 leadership supporters.


Backstage Tours | Academy of Music

Ospite Circle guests were joined by Opera Philadelphia’s Partner Level supporters for an exclusive tour of the oldest opera house in the United States still hosting performances.


Complimentary Champagne Intermission Receptions | Academy of Music

Ospite Circle guests attending a performance of The Love for Three Oranges were included in an exclusive reception during intermission in the Academy of Music Ballroom.


Docent-Led Tour | The Barnes Foundation

Ospite Circle guests were treated to a docent-led tour of The Barnes Foundation, the world-renowned Impressionist art collection that is part of Philadelphia’s rich cultural landscape.

For more information about the Ospite Circle, please contact Eva Toia, Director of Major Gifts, at 215.893.5906 or etoia@operaphila.org.

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