Classical & Opera
OPERA PHILADELPHIA— Philly’s premier opera company stages a full season of opulent produc-
tions. Not only does this company present classics with rich precision, but it also produces new and innovative operas. This month: “The Marriage of Figaro,” through May 7. Academy of Music, Broad and Locust streets, 215.893.1999.
THE PHILLY POPS— One of America’s premier pops orchestras, led by Michael Krajewski. Maestro Krajewski leads the POPS through a repertoire of classical, swing, Broadway, blues and jazz. This month: Pops Rocks, May 5-7; The Philly Pops Memorial Salute Concert, May 27. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Broad street, 215.893.1999.
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA— Founded in 1900, the Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the leading orchestras in the world, and is led by dynamic music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. This month: “Yannick Conducts Mozart and Bernstein,” May 3, 5-6; “A Journey of the Soul,”
May 9; “Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony,” May 11-13; “Mahler’s Third Symphony,” May 18-21. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad Street, 215.893.1999.