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Opera on the Mall: La bohème

Pack your picnics and blankets – Opera Philadelphia’s recent revival of La bohème is coming to Independence Mall. 

Puccini’s romantic blockbuster captivated audiences when it returned to the Academy of Music stage last spring, with critics calling Opera Philadelphia's La bohème a true homage to the classic” (Broadway World) and “overwhelmingly beautiful” (6ABC). With the singers “among the best Bohemians encountered” (Bachtrack) and “one of the strongest quartets ever heard in this piece” (Broad Street Review).  

Now, opera lovers who missed its return at the Academy of Music, or can’t wait to see it again, will have one more chance to see this beloved masterpiece on Saturday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m., as part of Opera Philadelphia’s 9th annual Opera on the Mall at Independence National Historical Park.

Before the broadcast, enjoy the Family Fun Zone with child-friendly activities and our popular photobooth. Watch pre-show videos, including interviews with the cast members, and enjoy eats from some of the city's favorite food trucks. 

FREE tickets now available! 

Independence National Historical Park

Dates are in 2019.

Sat, Sep 14 7:00 p.m.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-show at 6:00 p.m.
Broadcast at 7:00 p.m.

Running time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission

Opera on the Mall: La bohème, presented by PNC Arts Alive and Knight Foundation, will serve as a celebratory kickoff event for O19, Opera Philadelphia’s third annual festival featuring twelve days of operatic events all over the city from September 18-29.  



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Ashley Marie Robillard
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