Opera Philadelphia

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.

Filmed on September 30, 2020 at a masked and socially-distanced concert in Dilworth Park next to Philadelphia City Hall, the program includes chorus performances like “Belle nuit” (Barcarolle) from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman, “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Habanera) from Bizet’s Carmen, and “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (Libiamo) from Verdi’s La traviata. With a running theme of “love in all its forms,” the series includes selections from Broadway favorites and opera arias.

All five episodes of "LOVE in the Park" will premiere on Friday Dec. 11, 2020 and will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing for Season Pass holders through May 31, 2021. The series is also available to rent for a seven-day period for $15. Visit operaphila.tv for details.

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LOVE in the Park video

MapOpera Philadelphia Channel

Dates are Dec 2020 - May 2021.

Fri, Dec 11 8:00 p.m.

Available with a Season Pass or seven-day rental. (Available for rent starting on Friday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m.)

Cast & Creative Team

Elizabeth Braden
Elizabeth BradenConductor
Grant Loehnig
Grant LoehnigPianist
Joanna Gates
Joanna GatesHost
Mark Malachesky
Mark MalacheskyHost
Corey Don Bonar
Corey Don Bonar
Marissa Chalker
Marissa Chalker
Lauren Cook
Lauren Cook
Natalie Dewey
Natalie Dewey
A. Edward Maddison
A. Edward Maddison
Megan McFadden
Megan McFadden
Toffer Mihalka
Toffer Mihalka
John David Miles
John David Miles
Frank Mitchell
Frank Mitchell
Aimee Pilgermayer
Aimee Pilgermayer
Scott Purcell
Scott Purcell
Evelyn Santiago
Evelyn Santiago
Julie Snyder
Julie Snyder
Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor
  • David Levy Executive Producer
  • Frank Luzi Executive Producer
  • Jennifer Shaw Stage Manager
  • George Blood Audio Audio Capture & Editing
  • Gustavo Garcia, Gina Poulos, Dave Tavani, Sharon Torello Cameras
  • Pat Rapa Production Assistant
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