Opera Philadelphia To Celebrate Corrado Rovaris ‘s 20th Anniversary

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Philadelphia is set to pay tribute to Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris next season.

The conductor will celebrate his 20th anniversary with the company since making his house debut in 1999. The company will shine a spotlight on all the Music Director and all he has accomplished over the past two decades, showcasing his leadership in three contrasting productions. He will also be honored at the Festival O19 Celebration, which features a solo recital by Brenda Rae.

The conductor will also lead productions in the O19 festival including the company premiere of Prokofiev’s “The Love for Three Oranges” as well as revivals of  Verdi’s Requiem and Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.”

In a press statement, Maestro Rovaris noted, “I will never forget my first month because of how well people treated me and my family. I had a wonderful experience, and it was so great to work in such a beautiful opera house.”

Opera Philadelphia’s 2019-20 season opens on Sept. 18, 2019.