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VIVACE Packages are now on sale and more flexible than ever!

VIVACE 2018-2019 Season

Join a community of like-minded arts lovers and enjoy a curated suite of exclusive events at VIVACE Nights throughout the season.

VIVACE Passes include performance tickets and access to special events, such as champagne receptions and post-show parties with artists, at a savings of up to 33%.

VIVACE Ticket Packages

A 10-month payment plan is available exclusively for all VIVACE Packages!

Season Pass

Enjoy VIVACE Nights at nine productions next season: includes Festival O18, all Academy of Music productions, and Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman

Season Pass for One: $600
Season Pass for Two: $1,140 - Bring a friend and save an additional 5%!

Festival Pass

Enjoy VIVACE Nights for five productions in Festival O18.


Academy of Music Pass

Enjoy VIVACE Nights at all three productions in the Academy of Music: Lucia di Lammermoor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and La bohème.


Pass Perks

  • 10-month payment plan
  • FREE exchanges*
  • Tickets are transferrable**
  • No fees
  • Champagne receptions at the Academy of Music
  • Access to productions with limited capacities^
  • Great deals on ticket prices

The deadline to purchase a VIVACE Pass is Friday, May 18.

2018–2019 VIVACE Nights

Lucia di Lammermoor


Lucia di Lammermoor

Friday, September 21 | Academy of Music
Part of O18

A seductively beautiful and deeply disturbing tale of love unhinged that escalates to one of the most haunting mad scenes in all of opera. Starring Brenda Rae.

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Glass Handel

G.F. Handel & Philip Glass

Glass Handel

September 22 Preview | The Barnes Foundation
Part of O18

Superstar countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and luxury multimedia company Visionaire create an hour-long operatic art installation, featuring luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, dance, and film.

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Sky on Swings


Sky on Swings

Tuesday, September 25 | Perelman Theater
Part of O18

Is there grace in forgetting? Can time's cruel and random destruction of memory also produce fleeting moments of happiness and love? Starring Frederica von Stade and Marietta Simpson.

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Queens of the Night

Part of the Queens of the Night Cabaret Series

Dito & Aeneas

Friday, September 28 | Theatre of Living Arts
Part of O18

Pomp, pageantry, and bawdy ballads await, courtesy of Blythely Oratonio (Stephanie Blythe) and Martha Graham Cracker (Dito van Reigersberg).

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Ne Quittez Pas

A reimagined La voix humaine

Ne Quittez Pas

Sunday, September 30 | Theatre of Living Arts
Part of O18

An intimate performance of French art and cabaret songs is followed by Poulenc's La voix humaine, one of opera's most powerful monodramas. Starring Patricia Racette.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday, February 15, 2019 | Academy of Music

Robert Carsen's celebrated and jovial adaptation of Shakespeare's popular comedy follows a throng of characters as they get tangled in love triangles, mistaken identities, and alarming transformations.

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La bohème

Curtis Opera Theatre

Don Giovanni

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | Perelman Theater

R. B. Schlather, the “edgy and imaginative young director” (The New Yorker) behind O17’s The Wake World brings his distinctive vision to Mozart’s classic opera.

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La bohème


La bohème

Friday, May 3, 2019 | Academy of Music

This popular revival of Puccini's romantic blockbuster features sets inspired by masterpieces from the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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La bohème

Curtis Opera Theatre

Empty the House

Sunday, May 5, 2019 | Perelman Theater

A composer who "breaks new ground" (Opera News), Rene Orth is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and an Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence. Her 2016 opera Empty the House is a poignant exploration of the complex nature of forgiveness.

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VIVACE is for Opera Philadelphia patrons ages 21–45.

*Subject to availability and exchanges will not offer any special VIVACE events

**Season Pass tickets are transferable to other individuals between the ages of 21 and 45 if you are unable to attend a VIVACE Night.

^On VIVACE Nights only

Deposited checks or charges do not guarantee seating availability. Your reservation will be processed based on current donor level, number of years as a donor, number of years as a subscriber, package type, and date order is received. We will contact you in June to confirm fulfillment of your reservation, including final seating and pricing.

Casting, program, schedule, and pricing subject to change without notice. 

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