Groundbreaking Citywide O17 Festival Of Opera To Debut In Philadelphia This Fall

Opera Philadelphia’s 2017-2018 season opens with seven operatic happenings over 12 days at six venues across the city...

Mark your calendars for an exciting celebration!

Opera Philadelphia kicks off its 2017-2018 season with the inaugural O17 festival, a 12-day event that transforms the city into a stage for impressive operatic performances.

The performances that make up O17 are designed to attract people from across the city and beyond. Performances include traditional operatic works and modern, cutting-edge performances.


  • Opera Philadelphia debuts its 2017-2018 season with O17.
  • O17 is a citywide opera festival featuring more than 25 individual performances.
  • O17 runs from September 14 to 25.
  • readers can access a ticket presale on May 14 using code VISITPHILLY.


Running from September 14 to 25, the festival brings more than 25 individual performances to both traditional and non-traditional venues across the city.

The festival includes three world premiere productions, a site-specific Philadelphia premiere, a performance of Mozart’s work The Magic Flute, an opera master class and the free Opera on the Mall broadcast at Independence Mall.

The full rundown of festival events is available online.

Opera Philadelphia is teaming up with some of the city’s other arts institutions to hold performances in unexpected spaces like the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in addition to traditional arts venues like the Academy of Music and the Wilma Theater.

Opera Philadelphia
(Photo by Stephanie Berger)
Opera Philadelphia debuts its 2017-2018 season with O17, which features…

  • Three world-premiere productions
  • A site-specific Philadelphia premiere
  • The Opera on the Mall broadcast
  • And more…


A variety of types of tickets are available for purchase for this multiday festival. Those interested in attending the shows can scoop up individual tickets, ticket packages good for select shows and all-access passes.

Tickets officially go on sale on Monday, May 15, but readers can scoop up tickets a full day earlier than the general public thanks to an exclusive presale ticket offer. Guests simply have to use the code VISITPHILLY when purchasing tickets or click the link below to access the presale.

Click here to purchase presale tickets.

The presale runs all day long on Sunday, May 14. (Mother’s Day gift, anyone?) Regular tickets go on sale on Monday, May 15. Click here for regular ticketing information.

Stay tuned for more on this exciting performing arts festival in Philadelphia.

O17 Festival

When:September 14-25
Where:Various locations including the Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street



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