Opera Philadelphia

Only an Octave Apart

This spring, opera meets cabaret for a celebratory soirée unlike any other. Think historical to hysterical; countertenor to counterculture.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 2, 2022, as Opera Philadelphia presents Only an Octave Apart, a dazzling evening featuring dinner, libations, and a genre-bending performance by Justin Vivian Bond, "the greatest cabaret artist of [their] generation” (The New Yorker), and Anthony Roth Costanzo, “the vocally brilliant and dramatically fearless countertenor” (The New York Times).

Named one of the Best Theater Experiences of 2021 after its premiere this fall at St. Ann's Warehouse in New York, Only an Octave Apart brings the eponymous studio album to life and is "a playful, smart and unexpectedly moving evocation of unexpected connections in life and music" (The New York Times).  JVB and ARC intermingle their distinct vocal gifts around legendary works, from Purcell’s 17th century aria “Dido’s Lament” and Dido’s early 2000s radio hit “White Flag,” to “Autumn Leaves” and “Don’t Give Up.”

The production will be adapted in partnership with Opera Philadelphia this spring for a label-defying fundraising event at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Directed by Zack Winokur, music directed by Daniel Schlosberg, and designed by Carlos Soto

Sponsorships start at $5,000 and are on sale nowSingle tickets (limited availability) begin at $1,000 per guest and will be available starting February 15. Sign up here to receive an invitation in the mail.

Should you have any questions, please email events@operaphila.org or call 215.893.5944.

2300 Arena

Sat, Apr 2 6:00 p.m.

Sponsorships on sale now.

Single tickets available beginning February 15 (limited availability).

A note about safety

Opera Philadelphia will continue to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic and follow city and state guidelines.

We want you to feel confident supporting this event. In order to ensure the safety of all guests, artists, and staff, proof of vaccination and masking will be required. In the event of cancellation, you will be given the opportunity to donate the amount of your support or receive a full refund. If you no longer feel comfortable attending, please let us know by March 18 in order to receive a full refund.

We sincerely thank you for your continued support as we all work together during this rapidly evolving pandemic. 

For more information, visit our safety page.


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