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Opera Philadelphia

Inviting the Audience to the Party

Dan Visconti | Posted 07.23.2015 | Arts
Dan Visconti

Art is seeing ourselves seeing each other seeing. It is a heightened state of consciousness -- an aesthetic experience as opposed to an anesthetic one -- in which we become fully aware of the mystery of our selfness and sameness.

Philly Opera Stars Discuss The Challenges Of Being A Black Opera Singer

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts

When King Philip II of Spain faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi's "Don Carlo" at the Academy of Music, they won't just be portraying hist...

ANDY: A Popera Is Born

Lew Whittington | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

The Bearded Ladies cabaret has an carved out an avid theater following in Philadelphia in just a couple of years. The nine-member troupe explores the many traditions and forms the art of cabaret can take, even for the opera stage.

YNS Pumps Up the Fab Phils Volume Before Asian Tour

Lew Whittington | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

US-China relations have their ups and downs but the Philadelphia Orchestra is about to continue their series of musical cultural exchange with China.

WWI Opera Staged In Philly

AP | By MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 02.10.2013 | Arts

PHILADELPHIA -- A melancholy sense of lost opportunity pervades "Silent Night," an opera that tells of a moment in World War I when soldiers from host...

Philly Opera Gets A New Name

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 03.31.2013 | Arts

PHILADELPHIA — The Opera Company of Philadelphia is getting a new name that officials say is in better harmony with the organization's move towa...