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A Tale of Two Verdis, a 100 Miles Apart

The fact that two major opera companies within 100 miles of each other are concurrently staging Verdi’s Don Carlo has caught national attention: Opera Philadelphia’s […]

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In the Wings: The Cast of Opera Philadelphia’s Don Carlo

Verdi’s classic tale of a love triangle gone wrong is taking shape at the Academy of Music as Opera Philadelphia presents Don Carlo. We wanted […]

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The Interview: Philly-Born Opera Great Eric Owens

The Philly native turned bass-baritone opera great has performed in concert halls the world over. This month he returns to star in Don Carlo at […]

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PHOTOS: Opera Philadelphia Puts a Gilligan’s Island Twist On Ariadne Auf Naxos

Opera Philadelphia‘s annual co-production with Curtis Opera Theatre put audiences through quite a whiplash of styles during its sold-out performances at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater […]

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A Sneak Peek at Opera Philadelphia’s 2015-16 Season

Opera Philadelphia announces their 2015-16 season today, and we’ve got a first-hand preview of the divas and divos they are bringing to town to belt […]

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5 Things To Expect When You See Oscar at Opera Philadelphia

  It’s the opera that has the entire city buzzing, and clearly theres a reason: Oscar is probably the largest production Opera Philadelphia has staged in some […]

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Opera Philadelphia Debuts Oscar

Friday night the much-anticipated Opera Philadelphia production of Theodore Morrison and John Cox’s Oscar opened at the Academy of Music. Opera fans were out in force, […]

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WATCH THIS: Opera Diva Joyce DiDonato Singing at Stonewall Will Leave You In Tears

Well, I sure didn’t think I’d be bursting into tears first thing this morning as I was scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook, but leave […]

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Opera Diva Deborah Voigt Coming to Free Library

Deborah Voigt was fired because she was too fat. I hate to start a piece about the extraordinarily talented Ms. Voigt by pointing out her weight—this […]

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11 Things to Do in Philly This Week: Lots of Food, Music for a Cause, and Strange Underwater Creatures

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Out Opera Superstar David Daniels On Breathing New Life Into the Philly Production of Oscar

When Oscar, the opera that examines the downright depressing tale of Oscar Wilde’s love for another man and how it led to his persecution and imprisonment, first […]

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Wilmington’s Susan Stroman Makes Sloppy Met Debut in The Merry Widow

Halfway through a bawdy can-can dance number at Maxim’s, which is supposed to be the height of Susan Stroman‘s new production of The Merry Widow […]

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Winter Arts Guide: 10 Arty Things to Do in Philly During the Chilly Season

Contrary to popular belief, the amazing cultural scene in Philly doesn’t slow down during the winter season: There’s a host of wonderful dance, theater, music, […]

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Our Guide to Culture-Savvy Gift-Giving in Philadelphia

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The Death of Klinghoffer : The Opera So “Controversial,” You Can’t See It in Philly

When I arrived at the Metropolitan Opera in New York to see The Death of Klinghoffer, the John Adams’s work that has caused an international […]