PNC Arts Alive Family Day at the Opera


Saturday, February 12, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Academy of Music
Broad & Locust Streets, Philadelphia

On Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m., the Opera Company of Philadelphia opens its
doors to area families for the PNC Arts Alive Family Day
at the Opera
, a chance to journey behind the scenes of
the Company’s upcoming production of Gounod’s Romeo
and Juliet
(February 11-20) and to learn about the magic
of opera. From face-painting and stage combat
demonstrations to a fashion show and a recital, this fun-
filled day offers something for everyone.

Attendees will be permitted to tread the stage of
Philadelphia’s historic opera house and explore Romeo’s
set, visit the stars’ dressing rooms, sit in the orchestra
pit, and participate in engaging interactive sessions in the
Academy’s Rehearsal Hall and its stunning ballroom. By
allowing young people an in-depth look into the world of
opera, OCP hopes to provide a unique understanding of the
art form and its creation, allowing hands-on participation in
several genres that are integral to opera and opportunities
to talk to the artists who create the performances.

Events are scheduled throughout the day for specific age groups.
Please register based on the schedule of events below; see event
description for specific start times.

Reservations to go into the Orchestra Pit or to take a private tour
of the Academy of Music can be made at the registration table in the
Academy lobby during the event.

Registration is required, either online or in person at the event.
Click here to register online.

For more information: