Opera Philadelphia Gala Celebrating Their 42nd Season

The event reflected the lavish production of Puccini's Turandot, the opening production for Opera Philadelphia's 42nd season.

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The Opera Philadelphia Gala was the perfect event to kick off the Philadelphia social season on Friday night. Nearly 350 guests converged at Dilworth Park by 5 p.m. to enjoy cocktails and light bites on the plaza. Dinner was served around 6:45 p.m. under a big tent beautifully decorated by An Affair to Remember to reflect the lavish production of Puccini’s Turandot, the opening production for Opera Philadelphia’s 42nd season. By 8 p.m., guests were taken to the Academy of Music by trolley to watch the rousing production lasting two hours and 35 minutes (starring Christine Goerke, Marco Berti and Joyce El-Khoury) before returning to Dilworth Park for dancing and dessert. On October 1st, at 7 p.m., Opera Philadelphia will host the 6th Annual Opera on the Mall (Independence Mall) and show a broadcast of Turandot. It’s free, but registration to attend is required at Opera Philadelphia.


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HughE Dillon covers parties, events and more for Philadelphia magazine’s The Scene. You can follow him on Twitter at @iPhillyChitChat and visit his daily online social diary PhillyChitChat.com.


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