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.” Past works have included musical adaptations of works by Shakespeare, a new theatrical production set to Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, and a work in honor of author Maurice Sendak. The company also actively engages contemporary composers such as Efraín Amaya, Daniel Shapiro, Emily Wong, Pietro Rigacci, and more.
- Venues: The Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street; The Ibrahim theater of International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue
- Performances/Programs: 4–7 shows per year with multiple performances of each
- Ticket Prices: Performances are priced individually, and usually range from $10–$45.