2020 – 2021 Season

2020 – 2021 Season

The 2020 – 2021 Season on the Opera Philadelphia Channel

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2020 – 2021 Season
  • Save The Boys

    Tyshawn Sorey's world premiere inspired by “Save the Boys,” an 1887 poem by abolitionist, writer and Black women’s rights activist Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, performed by countertenor John Holiday and pianist Grant Loehnig. Closed captions available.

  • Soldier Songs

    Opera, rock, and film collide in David T. Little's exploration of the life of the Soldier. Based on interviews with veterans of five wars, the piece boldly examines the impact of trauma, the exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing war's painful truths.

  • Giargiari Bel Canto Competition

    The Academy of Vocal Arts' 2020 Giargiari Bel Canto Competition showcases 12 talented young singers performing arias and rarities from such operas as Rigoletto, La favorite, and La sonambula.

  • Cycles of My Being

    A song cycle that centers on what it means to be a Black man living in America today, by Tyshawn Sorey, Terrance Hayes, and Lawrence Brownee.

  • Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia

    Tenor Lawrence Brownlee is joined by sopranos Lindsey Reynolds, Karen Slack, and Sarah Shafer, and pianist Myra Huang, for a concert of arias, songs, and spirituals.

  • La traviata

    Verdi's La traviata, starring Lisette Oropesa in her role debut as Violetta. This 2015 production from director Paul Curran also stars Alek Shrader and Stephen Powell.