Opera On The Mall http://wrti.org en Opera Philadelphia Kicks Off A Three-Legged Season http://wrti.org/post/opera-philadelphia-kicks-three-legged-season <p></p><p>Philadelphia’s premiere opera company begins its new season this month with a new name and a fresh approach to presenting its work. The Opera Company of Philadelphia starts its first season as Opera Philadelphia.&nbsp; The name changed to better reflect the diversity and scope of its artistic output.&nbsp;</p><p>Now, from the traditional opera company that grew out of the 1975 merger of the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company and the Philadelphia Grand Opera Company, comes a producer and presenter with a three-stranded approach.&nbsp; And, says General Director David Devan, maybe even three separate sets of audiences.</p><p><a href="http://www.operaphila.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Opera Philadelphia’s season opens with Giuseppe Verdi’s <em>Nabuco </em>at the Academy of Music on September 27th </strong></a><strong>and <a href="http://www.operaphila.org/operaonthemall" target="_blank">a live, big-screen simulcast open to the public on Independence Mall the next night.</a></strong></p><p></p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:34:25 +0000 Jim Cotter 6411 at http://wrti.org Opera Philadelphia Kicks Off A Three-Legged Season