The Academy of Vocal Arts Celebrates Opera

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Since the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) last live opera performance in February 2020, we felt the most appropriate way to kick off our new season would be with a concert of opera favorites!

The Academy of Vocal Arts Celebrates Opera

This exciting concert will feature Act III of Verdi's Rigoletto, Act II of Puccini's La bohème, and ensembles from Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Ambroise Thomas' Mignon, Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow, Beethoven's Fidelio, and Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville).

In addition to being performed by AVA's award-winning Resident Artists, A Celebration of Opera! Features many members of the AVA community participating in various ways. The AVA Opera Orchestra will be conducted by AVA's Jeannine B. Cowles Music Director Maestro Christofer Macatsoris and additional AVA faculty members. Alumnus Richard Troxell ('92) will be the concert's stage director.

This is a wonderful opportunity for opera lovers and opera newcomers to be immersed in the melodies written by some of classical music's most famous composers.

There will be multiple opportunities for audiences to see this concert throughout the region:

  • November 12 and 13, 2021, at Perelman Theater on the Kimmel Cultural Campus
  • November 14, 2021, at The Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University
  • November 20, 2021, at Central Bucks South High School in Warrington, Bucks County
  • Please call AVA for student or ADA tickets at 215-735-1685
  • November 30, 2021, at Centennial Hall at The Haverford School