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    The 2020–2021 Season

  • We Need to Talk

    1 video  |   Rent $10

    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 starring soprano Ariadne Greif.

    Poem reprinted by permission of Anne Carson and Aragi Inc. All rights reserved.

  • The Island We Made

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    The Island We Made combines ethereal electronic music and the transformative art of drag lip-sync to explore familial relationships and a multi-generational depiction of “Mother.” A haunting lullaby formed from the memories and individual relationships of its collaborators—acclaimed composer Angé...

  • Audio Description: La traviata

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    In a special look back, Opera Philadelphia presents the broadcast premiere of Verdi's La traviata from director Paul Curran, starring soprano Lisette Oropesa in her role debut as Violetta, also starring Alek Shrader and Stephen Powell. With audio description by Nicole Sardella

  • Audio Description: Soldier Songs

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    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, Soldier Songs boldly examines the impact of trauma, the exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing war's painful truths. With audio descripti...

  • Audio Description: LOVE in the Park

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    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. With audio description ...

  • Blessed
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    Blessed

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    Courtney Bryan’s Blessed is a multi-layered exploration of darkness and light, hope and love.

  • Save the Boys

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    Tyshawn Sorey's Save the Boys, featuring John Holiday and Grant Loehnig, inspired by the poem by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Closed captions available.

  • Digital Commissions Bundle

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    Watch all four world premiere works from Tyshawn Sorey, Courtney Bryan, Angélica Negrón, and Caroline Shaw with this bundle ($15 savings). Each work will be available on its premiere date to watch through May 31, 2021.

  • Soldier Songs

    2 videos  |   Rent $25

    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, Soldier Songs boldly examines the impact of trauma, the exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing war's painful truths.

  • LOVE in the Park

    5 videos  |   Rent $15

    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...

  • Cycles of My Being

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    From Tyshawn Sorey, Terrance Hayes, and Lawrence Brownlee, this timely song cycle explores the realities of life as a Black man in America today.

  • La traviata
    2 videos  |   Rent $20

    La traviata

    2 videos  |   Rent $20

    In a special look back, Opera Philadelphia presents the broadcast premiere of Verdi's La traviata from director Paul Curran, starring soprano Lisette Oropesa in her role debut as Violetta, also starring Alek Shrader and Stephen Powell.

  • Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia

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    Lawrence Brownlee, Lindsey Reynolds, Karen Slack, Sarah Shafer and Myra Huang in recital.