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REVIEW: In Opera Philadelphia’s Written on Skin, Music and Theater Triumph

Prima la musica—dopo le parole: first the music, then the words. This famous operatic admonition is good advice for considering Written on Skin. Seen here, […]

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O Festival Diary—Day I: Elizabeth Cree

Between September 14th and 25th, Opera Philadelphia will boldly go where few, if any, companies have gone before—a festival that brings seven events covering the […]

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OPERA REVIEW: Le Nozze di Figaro — 231 Years Old, and Sassier Than Ever

Some days, I think the Act II finale of Le Nozze di Figaro is not only the greatest 20 minutes of music ever written, but […]

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OPERA REVIEW: Tancredi had Pomp, Circumstance, and a Whole Lot of Voice

There’s a lot to be said for the old-fashioned pleasures. Opera Philadelphia’s Tancredi was a throwback on several levels—starting with the work itself, one of […]