Opera Company of Philadelphia

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A scene from Sergei Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges", presented by Opera Philadelphia in September 2019.

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Opera Philadelphia is committed to embracing innovation and developing opera for the 21st century. Our mission:

  • Delivering outstanding productions of traditional and new repertoire that engage our public and propel our genre forward
  • Identifying extraordinary artists, both established and emerging, and provide opportunities for them to create their most imaginative and inspired work.
  • Presenting innovative programming relevant to the multi-cultural Philadelphia region that broadens and diversifies the opera audience.

Opera Philadelphia is a Professional Company Member of OPERA America. Support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

"They're increasingly taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera." ~Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

"Things are looking up, operatically speaking, in the City of Brotherly Love." ~Opera News

"One of the nation’s most innovative companies." ~U-T San Diego

"Philadelphia has some of the richest operatic DNA in America." ~Fred Plotkin, WQXR Operavore

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's Our Mission page.

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