Opera Philadelphia Launch Kickstarter Campaign For HD Broadcast

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Philadelphia has launched a crowdfunding campaign to Bring We Shall Not Be Moved”  for its eighth annual “Opera on the Mall” Broadcast series.

The opera, which played to sold out audiences in its world premiere, was hailed by critics as a “deeply moving (Washington Post),” “poignant and genre-bending (Wall Street Journal),” “highly polished piece of theater (Philadelphia Inquirer).”

With its crowdfunding campaign the company hopes to bring “We Shall Not Be Moved” back home, to invite the entire Philadelphia community to a free outdoor screening of the opera at Festival O18. The company is seeking to raise $25,000 via Kickstarter to accomplish its $160,000 budget of which $135,000 has been raised via private donors.

The HD broadcast of the opera for its eighth annual “Opera on the Mall” is slated to happen on Saturday, September 29.