Opera on the Mall: La bohème

Opera Philadelphia’s recent revival of Puccini’s romantic blockbuster had audiences and critics captivated, calling Opera Philadelphia’s La bohème “a true homage to the classic” (Broadway World) and “overwhelmingly beautiful” (6ABC). With the singers “among the best Bohemians encountered” (Bachtrack) and “one of the strongest quartets ever heard in this piece” (Broad Street Review).

Now, opera lovers who missed its return at the Academy of Music, or can’t wait to see it again, will have one more chance to see this beloved masterpiece on Saturday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m., as part of Opera Philadelphia’s 9th annual Opera on the Mall at Independence National Historical Park. Opera on the Mall has brought free opera to more than 30,000 Philadelphians since its inception in 2011. FREE tickets will be available to the public starting on Wednesday, August 14, at 10 a.m.

Opera on the Mall: La bohème, presented by PNC Arts Alive and Knight Foundation, will serve as a celebratory kickoff event for O19, Opera Philadelphia’s third annual festival featuring twelve days of operatic events all over the city from September 18-29.

Opera on the Mall: La bohème is presented by PNC Arts Alive and Knight Foundation. Xfinity is an event partner of Opera on the Mall. WHYY and Metro are media partners.

Claim your FREE tickets at www.operaphila.org or 215-732-8400

Wawa Hoagie Day

Part of Philly’s annual Wawa Welcome America festival in celebration of Independence Day, right here in America’s birthplace, is Wawa Hoagie Day – FREE HOAGIES! That’s right, the team at Wawa Welcome America is giving away EIGHT TONS of free hoagies on the lawns outside of the Independence Visitor Center and the National Constitution Center.