Opera Philadelphia, the only American finalist for the 2016 International Opera Award for Best Opera Company, is “the very model of a modern opera company” (Washington Post). Committed to embracing innovation and developing opera for the 21st century, the company has recently commissioned and co-commissioned a number of important new operas, including Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Silent Night, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Music; Jennifer Higdon and Gene Scheer’s Cold Mountain, winner of the 2016 International Opera Award for Best World Premiere; Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Breaking the Waves, winner of the Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA)’s 2017 Best New Opera Award; Daniel Bernard Roumain and Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s We Shall Not Be Moved, named one of the New York Times’s “Best Classical Music Performances of 2017”; and David Hertzberg’s The Wake World, winner of MCANA’s 2018 Best New Opera Award. Scheduled to premiere at Festival O19, Philip Venables and Ted Huffman’s Denis & Katya has already been recognized with the 2019 Fedora-Generali Prize for Opera, further ensuring Opera Philadelphia’s status as “a hotbed of operatic innovation” (New York Times) that represents “one of North America’s premiere generators of valid new operas” (Opera News). For more information, visit operaphila.org.
Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.84 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 0.65 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.56 miles