Opera Philadelphia Announces 2017-18 Season: Inaugural Festival O17 & More by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
Opera Philadelphia announces its 2017-2018 season with three world premieres, two Philadelphia premieres, artist debuts, and the inaugural O17 Festival Of Opera, which runs September 14 to 25, 2017.
The season comprises five productions–three world premieres, a site-specific Philadelphia premiere, and the exclusive East Coast appearance of a revolutionary staging of Mozart’s classic The Magic Flute–as well as a recital and master class starring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, and a free outdoor Opera on the Mall broadcast. Mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack returns in April 2018 to close out the season in the title role of a new production of Bizet’s Carmen, directed by Paul Curran.
The inaugural O17 Festival of Opera is a twelve-day festival that transforms the city into a stage for impressive operatic performances. It will feature more than 25 individual performances. Performances include traditional operatic works and modern, cutting-edge performances.
“A significant expansion of Opera Philadelphia’s seasonal offerings,” hails Opera News. “A bold move aimed at making Philadelphia a compelling stop on the opera-lover circuit,” states The Philadelphia Inquirer. “Ambitious, accomplished and dramatically direct,” from The New York Times; and lauded as “one of America’s most innovative opera companies,” WQXR. Opera Philadelphia will “blanket the city with opera,” states The Washington Post.
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