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The O17 Festival Makes the City its Stage

Opera fans have had September 14 circled on their calendars for months. (Sure they still use paper calendars. They’re old-school.) That’s the start of O17, an […]

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36 Ways to Dodge the NFL Draft This Weekend

FRIDAY, APRIL 28 Star Party @ The Mann This sounds pretty cool: a free concert and stargazing get-together at the Mann featuring telescopes and astronomers […]

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Opera Philadelphia is All About the Ladies Next Season

The big news from today’s 2016-17 season announcement from Opera Philadelphia is pretty simple: It’s all about the ladies. In fact, when browsing the full […]

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REVIEW: Manon Lescaut is a Triumph

Sometimes there is an opera staging that is so artistically sound that lovers of the art form can take a deep breath and think, “We’re okay!” […]

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REVIEW: Cold Mountain at Opera Philadelphia

Most of the characters in Jennifer Higdon‘s first opera want to return to the literal Cold Mountain. However, at the end of the nearly three-hour […]

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Isabel Leonard: Philly’s “It Girl” For 2016

Before the lights come up at some of the world’s biggest opera houses, you can hear Isabel Leonard‘s voice backstage. But you won’t catch her singing a tune […]

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Opera Philadelphia to Make Historic Apollo Theater Debut

Today’s historic announcement by Opera Philadelphia may be, by far, a much more significant one than their heavily publicized O17 festival: They’ll be bringing the first […]

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Opera Philadelphia Takes Multi-Million-Dollar Risk On O17 Urban Opera Festival

Any opera company that says it’s trying to emulate Netflix is taking a risk, and that’s exactly what Opera Philadelphia announced last evening during a […]

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17 Things to Do in Philly This Week

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REVIEW: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Soars in Met Opera’s New Otello

Philadelphia sent a little touch of star quality to New York City’s Metropolitan Opera to lead the large-scale musical forces in a new production of […]

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Opera Philadelphia Has Found Its Queer Beard

“I bought some nail polish, so if you’re stressed, you can do your hands and do your toes.” This is what Opera Philadelphia‘s newest director […]

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Pavarotti Coming to Prince Theater … Sort Of

Some of the biggest names in classical music—the late Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Sondra Radvanovsky, Ekaterina Gubanova—are coming to Philly this fall, at least in digital spirit, […]

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2015 Pew Grants Announced for Local Artists and Organizations

Over 50 Philadelphia area cultural organizations and artists received grants from The Pew Center for the Arts and Heritage, marking the Center’s 10th year of grant making. […]

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Chatting With the Women of YARDBIRD

Rachel Sterrenberg, Chrystal Williams, and Angela Mortellaro all play the wives of the same man in Opera Philadelphia’s upcoming production of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, and before you think […]

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Former Philly Artist Pens Grindr Opera

No, it’s not Verdi, but the plot of GRINDR: The Opera reads like something you’d find staged at Opera Philadelphia or The Met (and we think that iPhones […]