Opera Philadelphia Channel Presents
During Festival O22, Opera Philadelphia showcased films from opera companies and creators across the country. Now, you can experience some of those films and more interesting opera programs from the comfort of home, streaming on the Opera Philadelphia Channel. Each film will have a limited run on the Channel. Subscribe today to see them all!
ERWARTUNG // EXPECTATION
A film by director George R. Miller and baritone Timothy McDevitt, this live-action, contemporary adaptation of Arnold Schoenberg’s song ‘Erwartung’ (from Vier Lieder, Op. 2, No.1), ERWARTUNG // EXPECTATION recontextualizes the salon-like qualities of historical western lieder performance to a su...
Hansel and Gretel
This delightful and delicious adaptation of the Humperdinck classic sets the action in a dream world where a celebrity pastry chef captures two children who get lost in the woods and features them on her zany cooking show as the guest stars... and main ingredients.
From Opera Ithaca in collabora...
Streaming January 13, 2023
Written and directed by Adam Taylor, music by Nathan Fletcher, produced by Obadiah Baker.
With the help of a failed Broadway actress (soprano Janet Szepei Todd), a wide-eyed Amish teen (tenor Jon Lee Keenan) sings his way to adulthood on his Rumspringa through New Yor...
Preview: Obscura Nox
Streaming January 20, 2023.
In a modern retelling of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, a woman (soprano Julia Dawson) is cloistered in a prison of her own making until a mysterious stranger shows her a way out. Featuring Mozart’s “Exsultate, Jubilate” (KV 165) and new music by Iranian-Canadian compo...
Preview: Hansel and Gretel
Streaming February 10, 2023.
In Opera Ithaca’s delightfully delicious adaptation of Engelbert Humperdinck's classic, two children who are lost in the woods are captured by a celebrity chef witch, who hosts the kids on her cooking show as both the guest stars... and the main ingredients.
Preview: ERWARTUNG // EXPECTATION
Streaming March 3, 2023. A live-action, contemporary adaptation of Arnold Schoenberg's song 'Erwartung' (from Vier Lieder, Op. 2, No.1), ERWARTUNG // EXPECTATION recontextualizes the salon-like qualities of western lieder performance to a surrealistic bistro — told through the lens of a cabaret s...
Preview: Everything for Dawn
Streaming April 7, 2023. Experiments in Opera’s made-for-TV opera series Everything for Dawn, which premiered in October on ALL ARTS. Featuring original music from 10 composers and librettos from a six-person writers’ room, the 10-part opera is a coming-of-age story chronicling a young Dawn’s gro...