“One of the most creative and ambitious companies in this country.”—The New York Times
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 synthesis of Opera Philadelphia's mission takes place each fall during Festival O, a multi-day event that transforms the city into an urban stage where diverse audiences gather to share an experience and amplify human connectedness. Productions in the upcoming Festival O20 (September 17-27) include Verdi's Macbeth in the Academy of Music and the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Woman with Eyes Closed in the Perelman Theater of the Kimmel Center, as well as additional events throughout the city.
Called “one of the most enjoyable additions to the fall calendar in years” by The Washington Post, Festival O was a finalist for the International Opera Award for Best Opera Festival in 2018 and 2020.
Opera Philadelphia's season extends into the spring with two additional events in the Academy of Music: a concert of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex and a fully-staged production of Puccini's Tosca.
View upcoming Opera Philadelphia events here.
For tickets and additional information, visit www.operaphila.org or call 215-732-8400.