Opera On The Mall Photos and Late Night Snacks
Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O19 kicked off with a free showing of “La bohème” at Independence Mall on Saturday September 14, 2019.
La bohème” is regarded as one of the greatest love stories in opera. Set in 19th century Paris, it tells the story of how a chance encounter changes everything for Mimì and Rodolfo. Concertgoers began arriving as early as 4 p.m. for the 7p.m. show to get prime, front-row blanket seats near Chestnut Street where one of the screens was located.
Festival O19 celebrates great music and storytelling with 12 days of exciting and groundbreaking performances, including an award-winning world premiere and a cabaret in South Philly ( “Late Night Snacks”, a Fringe Festival show starring the Bearded Ladies and honored guests ). O19 unites seasoned opera lovers and audiences experiencing their first shows and began Sept. 18
Tonight at the Academy of Music is the first show of Opera Philadelphia’s main stage season reviving a comedic opera that is rarely performed in the United States, but remains a favorite on European stages. Famous for its “March”, Sergei Prokofiev’s satirical opera “The Love for Three Oranges” follows the story of a young sweet prince cursed by a witch to wander a faraway land in search of three oranges. “The Love for Three Oranges” runs for four performances from Sept. 20-Sept. 29. Tickets are $25-$275.