Enjoy Contemporary and Classic Operas During the O17 Festival From September 14 to 25

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Even if you've never heard of the famous opera The Marriage of Figaro, you're certainly familiar with its composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The illustrious 18th-century musician crafted the fast-moving notes that form the foundation of this comic opera, which follows a complicated web of romances unfolding in the palace of Count Almaviva. For a taste of what 18th-century Europeans found funny, come to the free screening of The Marriage of Figaro at Opera on the Mall, the crowning jewel of Philadelphia's O17 Festival on Saturday, September 23rd.

From September 14th to the 25th, the O17 Festival seeks to make opera accessible to everyone in the city through a series of productions at eclectic Philly venues, including this free event at the Independence National Historical Park. Other ticketed productions and performances take place at six other venues across the city, from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Academy of Music. See the O17 Festival website for shows, tickets, and times.