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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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REVIEW: Opera Philadelphia’s La Traviata

The name on everybody’s lips is gonna be Lisette Oropesa … or, at least, she’s the name on everybody’s lips who sat through Friday night’s opening […]

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INTERVIEW: Opera Philadelphia’s Down-To-Earth Diva Lisette Oropesa

When Lisette Oropesa started studying to play Verdi’s tragic heroine Violetta in La Traviata for Opera Philadelphia, she read the book-turned-play The Lady of the Camellias, which is […]

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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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25 Gay Things to Do in Philly This September

The Pope who? There’s a lot more going on in Philadelphia this September besides a visit from the Vatican. We rounded up 25 LGBT events, […]

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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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Philly’s Own Yannick Nézet-Séguin Opens Met Opera Season

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s own Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be opening the season at New York’s Metropolitan Opera this September in a brand new production of Verdi’s intense […]

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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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David Devan and the Future of Opera in Philadelphia

“Toi toi toi!” It’s the opera equivalent of “break a leg,” and David Devan is saying it to everyone in sight as he darts around […]

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Opera Philadelphia’s Yardbird Opens to a Standing Ovation

Friday night was opening night for Opera Philadelphia’s much-anticipated Charlie Parker’s Yardbird at the Kimmel Center. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee stars as Charlie Parker with soprano Angela Brown, who mesmerizes […]

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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 […]