Opera Philadelphia’s 2020-21 season

Opera Philadelphia reinvents the 2020-2021 season

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing opera companies away from gathering large audiences in theaters, Opera Philadelphia is taking the next step into the art form’s future with the launch of the Opera Philadelphia Channel. This global broadcast platform will bring a revised 2020-2021 season into opera lovers’ homes via their television screens and streaming devices.

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Opera Philadelphia’s Digital Festival O concludes with Breaking the Waves

United StatesUnited States Mazzoli, Breaking the Waves: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia / Steven Osgood (conductor), Opera Philadelphia, Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia. 29.9.2016 performance reviewed as part of Digital Festival O. (RP)

Kiera Duffy (Bess) in Breaking the Waves © Dominic M. Mercier

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Opera Philadelphia’s Digital Festival O Presents We Shall Not Be Moved

United StatesUnited States Roumain, We Shall Not Be Moved: Soloists, Opera Philadelphia Orchestra / Viswa Subbaraman (conductor). Opera Philadelphia, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia. Performance of 20.9.2017 reviewed as part of Digital Festival O. (RP)

Lauren Whitehead (Un/Sung) in We Shall Not Be Moved (c) Dominic M. Mercier

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Opera Philadelphia announces Digital Festival O

Opera Philadelphia’s Digital Festival O

We Shall Not Be Moved © Dave DiRentis

Opera Philadelphia will stream five operas in May 2020 as part of its Digital Festival O. Southeastern Pennsylvania, where Philadelphia is located, has been hit hard by the coronavirus, but at present there is hope that the peak of the epidemic has passed.

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Corrado Rovaris celebrates the Big 20 with an electrifying Verdi Requiem in Philadelphia

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Messa da Requiem: Leah Crocetto (soprano), Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo-soprano), Evan LeRoy Johnson (tenor), In-Sung Sim (bass), Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 2.2.2020. (RP)

Corrado Rovaris conducting Opera Philadelphia in Verdi’s Requiem © Dominic M. Mercier

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Philadelphia’s Messiah achieves mixed results

United StatesUnited States Handel, Messiah: Susanna Phillips (soprano), Paula Murrihy (mezzo-soprano), Jonas Hacker (tenor), Henry Waddington (bass-baritone), Philadelphia Symphonic Choir (Joe Miller, director), Philadelphia Orchestra / Jane Glover (conductor). Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 22.12.2019. (BJ)

Jane Glover (c) Jim Steere

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