Opera Philadelphia

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Philly-Trained Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Leads Poll On Who Should Sing National Anthem at World Series

Move over, American Idol, there’s a new diva in town who the nation wants to hear sing the National Anthem at this year’s World Series. And, yeah, […]

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Opera on the Mall

Saturday night, more than 5,000 people filled Independence Park to watch Opera Philadelphia‘s free broadcast of Gioacchino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Concertgoers began arriving as […]

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Out Baritone Jonathan Beyer Talks About His Gay Take on the Academy of Music’s The Barber of Seville

Jonathan Beyer met his boyfriend of eight years, Brandon Cedel, when they were both students at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. They lived in Center […]

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THIS WEEK: Academy of Vocal Arts Young Professionals’ Season Preview Party

The Academy of Vocal Arts, widely regarded as the country’s most esteemed training institutions for professional singers, is holding a fancy-dancy party this Friday evening […]

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Why the Jay-Z and Beyonce of Opera Love Philly

Hometown superstar tenor Stephen Costello and his remarkable soprano wife, Ailyn Perez, have international opera careers that span the globe. They are both the recipients […]

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Curtis Institute Graduate Amanda Majeski To Make Early Metropolitan Opera Debut

The esteemed Curtis Institute of Music has yet another reason to celebrate: one of their graduates, soprano Amanda Majeski, will be making her Metropolitan Opera debut […]


Morning Headlines: Plans to Revitalize Metropolitan Opera on N. Broad

Curbed Philly has the scoop on some eyebrow-raising developments at the old Metropolitan Opera House at North Broad and Poplar. Eric Blumenfeld’s company (yes, that Eric […]

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Philly to Get Two Screenings of Met Opera’s Otello Starring Renee Fleming

The Metropolitan Opera‘s lavish staging of Verdi’s Otello, staring legendary soprano Renee Fleming, will get two Philadelphia screenings as part of the opera company’s award-winning Live in […]

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INTERVIEW: Frederica Von Stade Comes to Opera Philadelphia

To say that the extraordinary Frederica Von Stade (better known to opera fans as Flicka) has had a remarkable career is an understatement: the American […]

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Barihunks: These Singers Will Make You Hit the High Notes

You’d never think you’d see “opera” and “NSFW” in the same sentence, but what if I told you there’s a website for those of us […]

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REVIEW: Opera Philly and the Philadelphia Orchestra Team Up for Salome

It sounds like a headline ripped from an episode of Nancy Grace or Law and Order: young female necromaniac flaunts her sexuality to get down and […]

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We Want Answers: David Devan, General Director of Opera Philadelphia

Earlier this season, you hosted a “Tweet at the Opera” experiment and something called a “Robot Opera.” Do you worry that any of this stuff […]

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INTERVIEW: Don Giovanni Star Michelle Johnson

When you first meet Philadelphia-based soprano Michelle Johnson you can’t help but notice her infectious personality. Perhaps that, along with her extensive training at Philly’s own […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Grammy-Winning Singer Susan Graham Talks About Her Philly Recital Engagement

Grammy Award-winning and international mezzo-soprano star Susan Graham will be making her Kimmel Center recital debut on April 2nd. Graham, known for her interpretations of the […]

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Love Run Carb Load: Live Opera and Spaghetti at Whole Foods South Street

This may just win the award for the most creative event I’ve seen in a long time. Next Friday, March 28th, from 7 to 9 […]