Opera offers full season for $99

Opera offers full season for $99


norman lebrecht

July 30, 2020

From Opera Philadelphia:

Launching in fall 2020, the Opera Philadelphia Channel will create a digital space in which artists can perform and explore, through a series of new commissions by visionary composers and dynamic performances produced for the screen. Annual subscriptions priced at $99 will be offered along with pay-per-view options for individual performances. The channel will be available for viewing on computers and mobile devices, and on TV screens via Chromecast and the Opera Philadelphia Channel app on AppleTV, Android TV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV.

New presentations of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs and Hans Werner Henze’s El Cimarrón; performances starring tenor Lawrence Brownlee, including Cycles of My Being by Composer in Residence Tyshawn Sorey; and new digital operatic premieres throughout the season, all filmed for the screen.

Planned production of Verdi’s Macbeth postponed to 2023; world premiere of Woman with Eyes Closed by Jennifer Higdon and Jerre Dye postponed to 2021; concert performances of Oedipus Rex postponed to 2022.

Opera Philadelphia plans to return to the Academy of Music in spring 2021 with performances of Puccini’s Tosca.



  • V. Lind says:

    Not exactly what I would call a “full season.”