The historic Academy of Music on the Avenue of the Arts is home to Opera Philadelphia's season, which continues with the classic tale of Don Giovanni this month. (Photo by Philip Groshong for Cincinnati Opera)
Our city’s outstanding opera company, Opera Philadelphia, continues to engage its audiences with both boundary-pushing performances and timeless traditional shows.
This week, our city’s troupe takes on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s great operatic work Don Giovanni, a two-act masterpiece based on the fictional tales of the character Don Juan and his lady loves, whose story of seduction and womanizing has been told many times by many authors.
In Philadelphia, the legendary Italian version of the tale will take the stage with five performances at the Academy of Music, April 25-May 4, sung by a cast largely composed of alumni from prestigious local music schools, the Curtis Institute of Music and the Academy of Vocal Arts.
Though performed in Italian, English supertitles make the language of the show approachable. And with tickets starting at an affordable $20, Opera Philadelphia makes this classic work accessible for a wide range of audiences.
To pick up tickets to take in this enduring show, check here for online tickets and showtimes.
For those already looking ahead to opera happenings next season, check out for Opera Philadelphia’s recently announced 2014-15 40th anniversary season schedule, including exciting works like the World Premiere of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.
Opera Philadelphia Presents Don Giovanni
When: April 25, 27, 30 and May 2, 4
Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
More info: www.operaphila.org