Since AVA’s last live performance in February 2020, we felt the most appropriate way to kick off our new season with a concert of opera favorites! This concert will feature Act III of Verdi’s Rigoletto, Act II of Puccini’s La bohème, and ensembles from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Thomas’ Mignon, Lehár’s The Merry Widow, Beethoven’s Fidelio, and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. A Celebration of Opera! will feature the AVA Opera Orchestra with Maestro Christofer Macatsoris and guests conducting.
Please note program is subject to change
If you are interested in attending the Opening Night Celebration prior to the November 12 performance, please click here for more details.
As A Celebration of Opera! will be held at the Kimmel Center, we will be in accordance with their safety measures as stated below:
Effective September 18, the Kimmel Cultural Campus is joining performing arts centers across the nation in requiring that all our guests provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend all indoor public performances and events in all venues––including the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater.