This Tony-winning musical is based on the Gregory Maguire novel, "Wicked: The Life and Times of The Wicked Witch of the West." It takes place in the Land of Oz and tells the story of many of the characters before Dorothy arrived, including "Good Witch of the North" Glinda and "Wicked Witch of the West" Elphaba. "Wicked" features a book by Winnie Holzman with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
Opera Philadelphia presents O17, a groundbreaking operatic experience featuring seven operatic happenings staged over the course of twelve days in six venues across the city. This unprecedented civic experiment transforms Philadelphia into an urban stage, where diverse audiences gather to share an experience and amplify human connectedness. In "The Magic Flute," Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth, and the pursuit of enlightenment, prince Tamino sets off to rescue Pamina, the beautiful daughter of the Queen of the Night, from the mysterious Sarastro. But with the help of the birdcatcher Papageno and three Spirits as their guide, Tamino discovers an even bigger adventure, and is united with his love along the way. Celebrated co-directors Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky present The Magic Flute in a playfully subversive, crowd-pleasing production that evokes a meeting between 1920s silent movies and David Lynch, with the singers performing amidst fanciful animated projections.