Clas­si­cal & Opera

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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.

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