Season 1

Season 1

The 2020 – 2021 Season on the Opera Philadelphia Channel

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Season 1
  • They Still Want to Kill Us

    Daniel Bernard Roumain's “They Still Want To Kill Us” speaks truth to what transpired in 1921 at the Tulsa Race Massacre, an atrocity all but deleted from history until recently. The work's premiere marks one year since the murder of George Floyd: a commentary on our progress this last century on...

  • We Need To Talk

    Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw brings her complex, layered sound world to the Opera Philadelphia Channel with We Need to Talk, based on a poem by celebrated poet Anne Carson. Soprano Ariadne Greif stars as a young woman in conversation with herself, reminiscent of our isolated days...

  • The Island We Made

    A haunting lullaby formed from the memories and individual relationships of its collaborators—acclaimed composer Angélica Negrón, drag superstar Sasha Velour, and renowned filmmaker Matthew Placek—The Island We Made is a uniquely intimate art-opera film.

  • 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.

  • Verlaine, Le Voyage Humain

    Enter the mind of poet Paul Verlaine (1844–1896) in the Academy of Vocal Arts' spring French Recital, which features music by Chausson, Delius and Déodat de Séverac.

    Music Director and Pianist: Audrey Saint-Gil
    Mise en scène: Pascale Spinney

    Verlaine: Benjamin Dickerson
    Mathilde: Aubry Ballarò...

  • For the Love of Opera: Celebrating RBG's 88th Birthday

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was notoriously passionate about opera. To mark her 88th birthday, Opera Philadelphia, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music partnered to celebrate RBG with p...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.