event · September 20-29

The Love of Three Oranges

This zesty love story is a pithy fairytale about a sweet young prince, cursed by a sour witch and forced to voyage into distant lands in search of three oranges, each of which contains a princess. Will he run out of juice or can he concentrate on his mission to find sun-kissed true love with a new main squeeze?  

100 years after composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote this endlessly inventive opera, best known for its famous “March,” the time is ripe for The Love for Three Oranges to finally make its Opera Philadelphia debut in a “masterful new production” (Opera News). Orange you glad tickets are still available? 

Company Premiere

Music by Sergei Prokofiev

Libretto by Sergei Prokofiev and Vera Janacopoulos

Based on Vsevolod Meyerhold’s adaptation of the play by Carlo Gozzi

Performed in English with English supertitles

English translation by David Lloyd-Jones

Part of Festival O19


  • Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
  • Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
260 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 US