Opera Philadelphia

La bohème Opening Night

Welcome to the Opening Night of La bohème with tenor Lawrence Brownlee! We’re honored that you’ll join us for this exciting event. Feel free to share your experience on social media using the hashtag #philaboheme. You can tag us with @operaphila 

There are several events for you during the night, including:  

  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome at the VIP desk in the lobby and pick up an event packet.

  • 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.mPre-performance talk in the Academy of Music Auditorium with Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Bolton, Opera Philadelphia's Vice President of Community Initiatives. 

  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.mPhoto opportunities at the Step and Repeat with Lawrence Brownlee 

  • 8:00 p.m. – 10:45 p.mLa bohème – performance with two intermissions 

  • 11:00 pm – Post-performance gathering on the Academy of Music stage 
    Including an opportunity to meet the artists and Lawrence Brownlee, and enjoy a glass of champagne

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Dates are in 2019.

Fri, Apr 26 8:00 p.m.

Performance at 8:00 p.m.
Pre-show at 7:00 p.m.

La bohème

  • 8:00 p.m. – Act I and Act II 
  • 9:10 p.m. – first intermission 
  • 9:30 p.m. – Act III 
  • 9:55 p.m. – second intermission 
  • 10:15 p.m. – Act IV 
  • 10:45 p.m. – Opera concludes 


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Not sure what to wear?  We always recommend that you dress for your comfort.  While gowns and tuxedos are certainly not required, wear what you’d usually wear for a night out on the town, whether that’s a sport coat, dress, or your favorite pair of dressy jeans and a sweater.  You’ll see a wide array of clothes at the opera!

Coat Check is available on the first floor just off the main lobby.  The entrance to coat check is near the Ladies’ Room. 

Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at bars located on each floor of the theater before the show and at intermission. Or, visit one of General Director David Devan's favorite restaurants in the area for dinner. 

We follow a strict no-late-seating policy, so please be on time for the opera. The curtain goes up promptly at 8:00 p.m.! If you’re late, you won’t get into the theater to see the entire opera.  

If you have any questions about Opening Night, email outreach@operaphila.org or call 215.732.8400.

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