Flashback: Random Acts of Culture

Flashback: Random Acts of Culture

Videos from Opera Philadelphia's Random Acts of Culture, part of 1,000 Random Acts of Culture taking place nationally from 2010-2013, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Knight Foundation's Random Acts of Culture brought artists out of the performance halls to iconic sites in Philadelphia, including Reading Terminal Market, Macy’s Center City, and Geno’s Steaks.

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Flashback: Random Acts of Culture
  • Reading Terminal Market – "Brindisi"

    On Saturday, April 24th, Opera Philadelphia teamed up with the Reading Terminal Market Italian Festival for a large-scale "Flash Opera" event! Over 30 members of the Opera Philadelphia Chorus and principal cast members of La traviata performed the famed "Brindisi" in the aisles of Reading Termin...

  • Macy's – "Hallelujah"

    On Saturday, October 30, 2010, Opera Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "Random Acts of Culture" at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ...

  • Reading Terminal Market – "Toreador"

    Opera Philadelphia performed "The Toreador Song" from Bizet's CARMEN at the city's famed Reading Terminal Market on Saturday, January 8, 2011 for a crowd of surprised and delighted shoppers who responded with a chorus of cheers and a rousing ovation. The performance featured soloists (in order of...

  • Please Touch Museum – Carmen

    On Saturday, April 2, 2011, 45 members of Opera Philadelphia's children's choir, the Keystone State Boychoir, spontaneously performed "Avec la garde montante" from Georges Bizet's Carmen for delighted children and parents at the Please Touch Museum, a favorite Philadelphia destination for childr...

  • Free Library of Philadelphia - The Magic Flute

    On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, a trio of singers, Rebecca Siler from Opera Philadelphia, Alize Rozsnyai from The Curtis Institute of Music and Patricia Vigil from Temple University did more than just research at The Free Library of Philadelphia, startling guests with their rendition of the Queen o...

  • Geno's – Il trovatore

    On Saturday, April 23, 2012, over 20 members of the Opera Philadelphia Chorus gave unsuspecting Phillies fans at the famous Geno's Steaks, cheesesteaks "wit" a side of Verdi, performing "Vedi le fosche notturne," the "Anvil Chorus" from IL TROVATORE.

    The performance was one of 1,000 Random Acts...

  • IKEA – The Magic Flute

    On Saturday, May 26, 2012, members of the Opera Philadelphia Chorus and Orchestra visited IKEA Philadelphia and showed DIY shoppers that in the IKEA Marketplace, you can find what you need to make a dresser, a bedframe -- or beautiful music by Mozart!

    Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Lem...

  • 30th St Station – "O Fortuna"

    On Saturday, September 15, 2012, members of the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus came together with over 300 musicians and dancers from five states to celebrate the 1,000th Knight Foundation Random Act of Culture at Amtrak's 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

    The performance was one of...