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Anthony Roth Costanzo costumed by Raf Simons for Calvin Klein © Dominic M Mercier (Opera Philadelphia, September 2018)
New York City

Baroque and minimalism juxtaposed in Costanzo’s adventurous Glass Handel

By , 26 November 2018
***11
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Patricia Racette (Elle) © Dominic M Mercier
Philadelphia

Ne quittez pas: A reimagined La Voix humaine in Philadelphia

By , 23 September 2018
***11
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Brenda Rae (Lucia) © Kelly & Massa
Philadelphia

Brenda Rae's remarkable Lucia a compensation in Philadelphia

By , 21 September 2018
***11
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Marietta Simpson (Martha) and Frederica von Stade (Danny) © Steven Pisano
Philadelphia

Sky on Swings: a heart-wrenching world première at Opera Philadelphia

By , 20 September 2018
****1
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Daniela Mack (Carmen) © Steven Pisano for Opera Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Billboards, red dresses and a green balloon: Carmen in Philadelphia

By , 27 April 2018
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Anthony Roth Costanzo (The Boy) and Lauren Snouffer (Agnès) © Kelly & Massa for Opera Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Sex, angels and cannibalism: Written on Skin at Opera Philadelphia

By , 16 February 2018
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Kirstin Chávez (Glenda) and Lauren Whitehead (Un/Sung) © Dave DiRentis
Philadelphia

Squatters’ rites, sacred sites in We Shall Not Be Moved

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Rachel Sterrenberg (Pamina) © Kelly & Massa Photography
Philadelphia

Magicking Flutes – and pink elephants – in the Roaring Twenties in Philadelphia

By , 15 September 2017
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Joseph Gaines (Dan Leno) and Daniela Mack (Elizabeth Cree) © Steven Pisano for Opera Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Murder She Wrote: Elizabeth Cree launch Opera Philadelphia's Fall Festival

By , 14 September 2017
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Kiera Duffy (Bess) © Dominic M Mercier for Opera Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Flawed masterpiece: Missy Mazzoli's Breaking the Waves opens in Philadelphia

By , 22 September 2016
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Lawrence Brownlee (Charlie Parker) © Dominic M. Mercier
Philadelphia

He knew why the caged bird sings: Charlie Parker's Yardbird at Opera Philadelphia

By , 07 June 2015
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Eric Owens (Philip II) and Morris Robinson (The Grand Inquisitor) © Opera Philadelphia | Kelly & Massa
Philadelphia

An air of decay: Don Carlo opens at Opera Philadelphia

By , 24 April 2015
****1
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David Daniels (Oscar Wilde) © Kelly & Massa
Philadelphia

Opera Philadelphia's Oscar disappoints despite strong performances

By , 06 February 2015
**111
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Taylor Stayton (Almaviva as 'Don Alonso') and Kevin Burdette (Dr Bartolo) © Kelly & Massa
Philadelphia

Almodóvar influenced Barbiere in Philadelphia

By , 26 September 2014
***11
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Frederica von Stade © Kelly & Massa
Philadelphia

Flicka Shines in Lackluster East Coast Première

By , 08 June 2014
***11
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The statue of Mariana Pineda (Maria Nadal) bleeds at the end of Lorca’s song © Kelly & Massa
Philadelphia

Opera Phila’s Ainadamar in a sensation-rich new production

By , 16 February 2014
****1
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©  Opera Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Nabucco launches Opera Philadelphia's season with power

By , 06 October 2013
****1
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Patricia Schuman  ©  courtesy of Opera Philadelphia; photo by Kelly & Massa
Philadelphia

Opera Phila's Powder Her Face a shiny triumph

By , 09 June 2013
****1
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French, German and Scottish soldiers sing choruses in their native languages as they write home  ©  Kelly & Massa
Philadelphia

Opera Philadelphia's Silent Night a resounding showcase

By , 10 February 2013
*****
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The wives of The Prophet, left to right: Margaret Lattimore, Eve Gigliotti, Jennifer Zetlan, Caitlin
Philadelphia

Opera Phila's Dark Sisters powerfully illuminates female suffering

By , 10 June 2012
*****
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Thiago Arancam (Des Grieux) and Michelle Johnson (Manon), Opera Company of Philadelphia’s Manon Le ©  Kelly & Massa Photography
Philadelphia

Luscious Manon Lescaut lights up Philadelphia

By , 22 April 2012
****1
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Sarah Shafer and Joshua Stewart,  ©  Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia

Curtis students excel in a rare Henze revival in Philadelphia

By , 16 March 2012
****1
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Per Bach Nissen (Osmin) in the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s new production of The Abduction fro ©  Kelly & Massa Photography
Philadelphia

Opera Phila’s Abduction Nabs Loads of Laughs

By , 19 February 2012
****1
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Rinat Shaham as Carmen / photo by Kelly & Massa Photography
Philadelphia

Opera Phila’s ‘Carmen’ Easy to Love

By , 05 October 2011
****1
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©  Kelly & Massa Photography
Philadelphia

Stunning Outcome for OCP with Challenging 'Phaedra'

By , 12 June 2011
****1
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Daniel Mobbs as Capulet, surrounded by local fashion students,  ©  Kelly and Massa Photography
Philadelphia

Philly’s R&J Makeover is Haute Stuff

By , 20 February 2011
****1
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