Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Dear Friends of the POC,


We at the Philadelphia Opera Collective would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday. This has been an exciting year for us with our original hit, Opera Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe, the launch of our new website (now with photos of our most recent production), and our small concert series with our friends at the Resource Exchange and the Painted Bride. We were happy to share it with you, our loyal fans. In 2014 we hope bring you more original, visceral, and drama-driven opera


We hope that this holiday season is saferestful, and that you are surrounded by love and family.  




Michael A. Lienhard,



P.S. We have the pleasure of announcing that next year any and all donations to the POC will be tax deductible as we will soon be gaining our non-profit status.


Surpassed our Kickstarter!

We are so thankful that our kickstarter was achieved!  We not only met our goal, but SURPASSED it!  We will be able to purchase materials to make sets, costumes, props, move our piano and more.  The generosity of those who donated only proves to us that accessible opera is something that people want!  We feel extremely grateful and happy that we achieved our goal and now all we need to do is deliver.  I think we are up to the challenge.

We are once again a top pick!

Deb Miller over at Stage Magazine once again named us a top show to see in the city!  With Opera Macabre Librettist, Alison Hoban of Found Theater Co., in the place of honor at the top of the page, the article predicts that "Opera Macabre is sure to capture all the chilling suspense and lurid language of the 19th-century-Gothic author."  We are so happy to once again be named among some Philadelphia's most talented artists in this stupendous article!


.Geekadelphia believes that we are one of the top kickstarter campaigns in Philly.  What does that mean?  It means that a group of geeks (like us!) think that the POC should be funded and that accessible, American opera is something that needs to be supported and funded!  We could not agree more!  Click the link below to see what they have to say!