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Opera Philadelphia will be streaming five productions, starting Friday, May 1, and running through May 29, on their YouTube page and at

Like other streaming opera presenters, there’s a schedule for when each of the performances will be available:

  • Denis & Katya (Philip Venables) , premiering May 1, 8pm, available through May 8, 7pm (North America only).
  • We Shall Not Be Moved (Daniel Bernard Roumain), premiering May 10, 3pm, available through August 31.
  • The Barber of Saville (Rossini), premiering May 15, 8pm, available through June 30.
  • Sky on Swings (Lembit Beecher), premiering May 22, 8pm, available through August 31.
  • Breaking the Waves (Missy Mazzoli), premiering May 29, 8pm, available through August 31.

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Darcy James Argue

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