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Philadelphia: Opera

Philadelphia Opera: Opera Around Philadelphia

Below are our Philadelphia Opera recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Philadelphia Art.

Academy of Vocal Arts

The Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) is specifically designed to train young opera singers to become autonomous professionals on the international stage. AVA’s performances include fully staged productions of operas like Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, and Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffman, as well as recitals and a sacred music concert. ...more...

Center City Opera Theater

Andrew Kurtz, who founded Center City Opera Theater in 1998 and continues to serve as its general and artistic director, is a busy man. He also serves as music director of several orchestras, is a frequent guest conductor, and is a respected music educator.

CCOT reflects Kurtz’s versatility as it seeks to build new audiences and provide performance opportunities for young singers. It offers at least two well-known operas annually in …more…

International Opera Theater

With its first performances in 2001, the International Opera Theater is the multifaceted vehicle of founding director Karen Saillant, who commissions and produces new opera that is presented both in Philadelphia and abroad in Città della Pieve, Italy. Saillant has referred to the company as one that “makes art using the operatic form.” ...more...

Opera Company of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Opera Company has been this city’s primary opera company since its founding in 1975. The Company seeks to blend the traditional with the contemporary and to create new traditions in the opera world. The Opera has a serious commitment to producing new American operas and tries to premiere as many American works as possible.

The Philadelphia Opera Company has long understood that young opera talent should be nurtured and …more…