LOVE in the Park

LOVE in the Park

5 Episodes

Enjoy the talents of the Opera Philadelphia Chorus in this five-episode series, in which 16 singers under the direction of Chorus Master Elizabeth Braden and accompanied by pianist Grant Loehnig perform beloved opera arias and choruses alongside musical theater selections.

Filmed on September 30, 2020 at a masked and socially-distanced concert in Dilworth Park next to Philadelphia City Hall, the program includes chorus performances like “Belle nuit” (Barcarolle) from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman, “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Habanera) from Bizet’s Carmen, and “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (Libiamo) from Verdi’s La traviata. With a running theme of “love in all its forms,” the series includes selections from Broadway favorites and opera arias.

LOVE in the Park
  • Part 1: Some Songs About Love

    Episode 1

    “Belle nuit” (Barcarolle) The Tales of Hoffmann - Opera Philadelphia Chorus, with Julie Snyder & Lauren Cook
    “Tonight” West Side Story - Natalie Dewey & Daniel Taylor
    “Serenade” The Student Prince - Corey Don Bonar
    “Till There Was You” The Music Man - Lauren Cook
    “If Ever I Would Leave You” C...

  • Part 2: Sometimes Men and Women Have Opinions About the Other

    Episode 2

    “In Praise of Women” A Little Night Music - Mark Malachesky
    "Cruda sorte” L’Italiana in Algeri - Joanna Gates
    “La donna è mobile” Rigoletto - A. Edward Maddison
    “Vedrai, carino” Don Giovanni - Julie Snyder
    “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Habanera) Carmen - Joanna Gates and the Opera Philadelp...

  • Part 3: Some of Us Really Love What We Do

    Episode 3

    “Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre” (Toreador Song) Carmen - John David Miles
    “She Used to Be Mine” Waitress - Megan McFadden
    “Largo al factotum” The Barber of Seville - Scott Purcell
    “This is the song that goes like this” Spamalot - Mark Malchesky & Evelyn Santiago

  • Part 4: Sometimes We Pine for Our Loves

    Episode 4

    “My Ship” Lady in the Dark - Megan McFadden
    “Di rigori armato il seno” Der Rosenkavalier - Daniel Taylor
    “Cäcilie” - Natalie Dewey
    “While My Lady Sleeps” The Chocolate Soldier - John David Miles
    “Deh vieni non tardar” The Marriage of Figaro - Marissa Chalker

  • Part 5: Sometimes Love Feels Like All or Nothing

    Episode 5

    “All Good Gifts” Godspell - A. Edward Maddison
    “I Got Plenty of Nothing” Porgy & Bess - Frank Mitchell
    “Sous le dôme épais” (Flower Duet) Lakmé - Evelyn Santiago & Aimee Pilgermayer
    “I Could Have Danced All Night” My Fair Lady - Marissa Chalker
    “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (Libiamo) La traviata - ...