"Carmen" Comes to Independence Mall on 9.30: join us welcoming her to the neighborhood!

"Carmen" Comes to Independence Mall on 9.30: join us welcoming her to the neighborhood!

Opera is coming to Independence Hall!

The Opera Company of Philadelphia is hosting a free, first ever simulcast of Carmen on Friday, September 30 at Independence Hall. Some of Old First’s young adults are meeting at Old First at 7PM and walking over to Independence Hall together to find a spot on the lawn.

Join us for an evening of opera! You don’t need to be young, or an adult. Everyone is welcome to come along. Tickets are free but must be reserved and printed in advance by going to the Opera Company’s website (click and follow the instructions; you can print out your free tickets at home).

We hope a whole, diverse crowd of Old First people will join us for this one.

You do need to get your free ticket from the Opera Company. But you don’t need to let us know you are coming.

Instead, just show up– we’re meeting at the church at 7 pm on Friday, Sept. 30 (we will get relaxed street parking, so that if people are driving in, you may park along 4th Street with your Old First parking placard).

Bring some picnic food to share, a blanket or lawn chair, and your opera glasses! Still come if you don’t have time to make food or forgot your blanket– we’ll figure out how to share!)

As described by the Opera Company, Carmen tells . . . “the story of a beguiling gypsy who sets her sights on a naïve but passionate young corporal, Carmen traces a tale of seduction, obsession, and deadly betrayal.”

If you have any questions, please feel free to be in touch with me…

Kristen Miller