September 8, 2021
8:00pm - 10:30pm
As an extension of this summer’s popular Arts on Center Stage series, the Opera Philadelphia will return to Dilworth Park for a one-night-only “Opera in the Park” presentation. Guests of all ages are invited to watch the beloved opera La traviata outdoors on the big screen!
Featuring Verdi’s most timeless and lyrical score, La traviata has continued to captivate audiences for more than 150 years. In the glamorous world of Paris—updated to the mid-20th century in this lavish production—the naive young Alfredo (tenor Alek Shrader) falls head over heels for beautiful party girl Violetta (Oropesa), despite the objections of his father Giorgio (baritone Stephen Powell). One of opera’s greatest romances takes a wrenching turn after they risk everything for a chance at enduring love. Spotlighting the talents of the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus under the baton of Maestro Corrado Rovaris, La traviata is opera at its grandest!
Everyone is encouraged to pack a blanket or chair, as seating in the space is limited. In support of local restaurants, guests are encouraged to dine al fresco with takeout meals from nearby eateries. The Air Grille will also be open with a full menu, including beer, wine and cocktails for adults 21 and older.