Futuristic Approach to Opera Brings Success to O18
Opera Philadelphia Launches O18 Festival
The opera world is no longer for sitting inside a theater and quietly watching a performance, according to Opera Philadelphia. In its second year of production, this year’s festival, titled O18, has even attracted international attention while impacting this city in Pennsylvania.
O18, the second edition of Opera Philadelphia’s annual season-opening festival, launches on September 20 – on the eve of World Alzheimer’s Day – with the world premiere of Sky on Swings. An unflinching yet uplifting exploration of Alzheimer’s disease from the creative team behind O17’s I Have No Stories to Tell You, the new chamber opera finds fleeting beauty in memory loss, pairing the music of Lembit Beecher with a profoundly sensitive libretto by young playwright Hannah Moscovitch.