Opera Philadelphia

Upcoming Performances

Opera Philadelphia's upcoming performances are listed below:


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Robert Carsen's celebrated and jovial adaptation of Shakespeare's popular comedy follows a throng of characters as they get tangled in love triangles, mistaken identities, and alarming transformations.

Fri 2/8/19 8:00PM Academy of Music A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sun 2/10/19 2:30PM Academy of Music A Midsummer Night's Dream
Fri 2/15/19 8:00PM Academy of Music A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sun 2/17/19 2:30PM Academy of Music A Midsummer Night's Dream


Curtis Opera Theatre: Don Giovanni

R. B. Schlather, the “edgy and imaginative young director” (The New Yorker) behind O17’s The Wake World brings his distinctive vision to Mozart’s classic opera, led by Karina Canellakis, part of an exciting new generation of female conductors.

Thu 3/7/19 7:30PM Perelman Theater Curtis Opera Theatre: Don Giovanni
Fri 3/8/19 7:30PM Perelman Theater Curtis Opera Theatre: Don Giovanni
Sat 3/9/19 7:30PM Perelman Theater Curtis Opera Theatre: Don Giovanni
Sun 3/10/19 2:30PM Perelman Theater Curtis Opera Theatre: Don Giovanni


La bohème

This popular revival of Puccini's romantic blockbuster features sets inspired by masterpieces from the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Fri 4/26/19 8:00PM Academy of Music La bohème
Sun 4/28/19 2:30PM Academy of Music La bohème
Wed 5/1/19 7:30PM Academy of Music La bohème
Fri 5/3/19 8:00PM Academy of Music La bohème
Sun 5/5/19 2:30PM Academy of Music La bohème


Curtis Opera Theatre: Riders to the Sea & Empty the House

Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman unites two powerful works into a single production that explores the stories of families in crisis. 

In Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams, a grief-stricken widow laments the loss of her many sons to the sea, as it threatens to claim the life of her only remaining son.

It’s a poignant prelude to Empty the House, a 2016 opera composed by Curtis Institute of Music alum and Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Rene Orth, whose work “breaks new ground” (Opera News), and featuring a libretto by Mark Campbell (Elizabeth CreeSilent Night). In Empty the House, a daughter returns to her childhood home for a weekend with her mother and is confronted by painful memories.

Both works—premiered nearly 80 years apart—explore the complicated relationships between mothers and children, brothers and sisters, the loved and the lost.

Thu 5/2/19 7:30PM Perelman Theater Curtis Opera Theatre: Riders to the Sea & Empty the House
Sat 5/4/19 2:30PM Perelman Theater Curtis Opera Theatre: Riders to the Sea & Empty the House
Sat 5/4/19 7:30PM Perelman Theater Curtis Opera Theatre: Riders to the Sea & Empty the House
Sun 5/5/19 7:30PM Perelman Theater Curtis Opera Theatre: Riders to the Sea & Empty the House

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