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Opera Philadelphia

The Magic Flute 1

Scene from LA Opera’s 2013 production of The Magic Flute. Photos by Robert Millard for LA Opera

The Magic Flute 2

Scene from LA Opera’s 2013 production of The Magic Flute. Photos by Robert Millard for LA Opera

War Stories

WAR STORIES by Stephanie Berger for Gotham Chamber Opera

Daniela Mack as Elizabeth Cree

Daniela Mack as Elizabeth Cree in ELIZABETH CREE. Photo by Dominic M. Mercier.

Opera Philadelphia is committed to embracing innovation and developing opera for the 21st century. The company’s mission is to deliver outstanding productions of traditional and new repertoire that engage our public and propel our genre forward; to identify extraordinary artists, both established and emerging, and provide opportunities for them to create their most imaginative and inspired work; and to present innovative programming relevant to the multi-cultural Philadelphia region that broadens and diversifies the opera audience.

The Washington Post describes Opera Philadelphia as, “taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera.” 

The synthesis of Opera Philadelphia's mission will take place in September 2017 when the inaugural fall festival O takes place over 12 days, 7 operatic happenings, and 6 venues across the city. Productions include the Exclusive East Coast Appearance of Komische Oper Berlin's The Magic Flute, the Philadelphia Premiere of War Stories, and the World Premiere of Elizabeth Cree (pictured above).

In recognition of Opera Philadelphia’s innovative thinking, the company was chosen as the only American finalist for the 2016 International Opera Award for Best Opera Company.

As Opera News notes, “Things are looking up, operatically speaking, in the City of Brotherly Love.”

On the Kimmel Center campus, the company produces stunning grand opera at the historic Academy of Music and intimate chamber opera at the Kimmel Center’s contemporary Perelman Theater.

View upcoming Opera Philadelphia events here.

For tickets and information, visit or call 215-732-8400.