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February 13, 2013

Reminder: The Opera Company Of Philadelphia’s Award-Winning Show, Silent Night, Continues Its Limited Run At The Academy Of Music With Three More Performances Through Sunday, February 17

Opera Philadelphia is receiving major props for their performance of Silent Night. The award-winning opera made its East Coast premiere at the Academy of Music on February 8. This is a show you don’t want to miss. Both the New York Times and The Washington Post have praised the show. Not only is Silent Night […]

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January 22, 2013

The Opera Company Of Philadelphia Presents The East Coast Premiere Of Silent Night, February 8-17

Silent Night, is making its East Coast debut on Friday, February 8 with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. You don’t want to miss this premiere, the impressive opera won the coveted 2012 Pulitzer Prize in music. The opera tells the story of a heartwarming event that occurred in Belgium on Christmas Eve, 1914. During World […]

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October 1, 2012

Video Interlude: The Opera Company Of Philadelphia Surprises 30th Street Station Travelers With A Pop-Up Performance, A Sneak Peek Of This Weekend’s La Boheme Broadcast On Independence Mall

  The Opera Company of Philadelphia is just days away from the free, big-screen broadcast of Puccini’s romantic blockbuster La bohème, an innovative modern production inspired by masterpieces from The Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m., Independence Mall will play host to a huge pop-up movie […]

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September 7, 2012

Opera Company Of Philadelphia To Open Its Season With La Bohème, Featuring An HD Art Component Powered By The Barnes And PMA; Plus A Free Outdoor “Opera On The Mall” Broadcast On October 6

The fall arts season in Philadelphia is shaping up to be huge. The Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festival kicks off tonight, with 16 days of hundreds of shows all over the city. The Association for Public Art’s Open Air is taking over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with 24 of the world’s most powerful […]

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David Devan, General Director Of The Opera Company Of Philadelphia
 

Meet David Devan, General Director of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, who will singlehandedly make you an opera fan if you’re not already.

The Opera Company of Philadelphia proves that opera is much cooler than your grandmother’s pasttime. Check out the Opera Company’s Random Acts of Culture pop-up performances at places like Reading Terminal; and stay tuned for an awesome fall performance of La Boheme simulcast on Independence Mall.

For now, watch the video above!

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Curtis Opera Theatre
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Meet David Devan, General Director of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, who will singlehandedly make you an opera fan if you’re not already. The Opera Company of Philadelphia proves that opera is much cooler than your grandmother’s pasttime. Check out the Opera Company’s Random Acts of Culture pop-up performances at places like Reading Terminal; and […]

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Welcome to Uwishunu's video series called "Philly 101," featuring 101 videos about Philadelphia in 101 days. Each video features a different Philadelphian, from top chefs and boutique owners to hotel doormen and brewers, sharing what they wish more people knew about Philly. Let us know what you wish more people knew about in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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June 5, 2012

The Opera Company Of Philadelphia Presents Dark Sisters, An American Piece About Plural Marriage, On Stage June 8-17

The Opera Company of Philadelphia’s Aurora Series for Chamber Opera at the Perelman Theater has produced four seasons of cutting-edge operatic works. But never before has the company played an active role in actually creating one of the works. That’s about to change. In Dark Sisters, on stage June 8-17, a woman grapples with her […]

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April 19, 2012

The Opera Company Of Philadelphia Presents Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, April 20-29

The master composer of La bohème, Turandot and Madama Butterfly crafts yet another soulful tale of boundless love in Manon Lescaut, being produced by the equally masterful Opera Company of Philadelphia from April 20-29. Sung in gorgeous Italian with English translations, the opera is very grand-scale, with opulent costuming and period wigs and starring major operatic voices, including Michelle Johnson, who is on tap to sing the title role in AIDA in New York this summer. Get tickets online. [Opera Company of Philadelphia]

March 13, 2012

Kimmel Center, Curtis Opera Theatre And Opera Company Of Philadelphia Team Up To Present The First Philadelphia Performance Of Elegy For Young Lovers

The Curtis Opera Theatre, Opera Company of Philadelphia and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts have all teamed up for a collaborative production of Hans Werner Henze’s Elegy For Young Lovers, the first time this opera has ever been performed in Philadelphia, March 14, 16 and 18. The piece unfolds in an isolated mountain inn […]

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September 27, 2011

The Opera Company of Philadelphia Commences Their 2011/2012 Season With A Free, Live Simulcast Of Bizet’s Carmen On Independence Mall

Grab your blanket and picnic basket and celebrate the opening of the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s 2011-2012 season with an under-the-stars live simulcast of Georges Bizet’s Carmen. Opera enthusiasts and neophytes alike are invited to participate in “Opening Night Philadelphia!”, the first-ever live simulcast at Independence Mall this Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m. An […]

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May 23, 2011

The Opera Company Of Philadelphia Presents The U.S. Premiere Of Hans Werner Henze’s Phaedra, On Stage June 3-12

The Opera Company of Philadelphia closes its 35th Anniversary Season with the much-anticipated U.S. premiere of acclaimed composer Hans Werner Henze’s arresting two-act opera Phaedra, performed at the Kimmel Center June 3-12. As one of our era’s most prolific and eclectic composers, Henze based the opera on the classic Greek myth of Phaedra, wife of […]

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