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This Is Not Your Parents' Opera

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The Philadelphia Opera Collective presents By You that Made Me Frankenstein at The Franklin Inn Club from September 12th through the 21st.

A group of young musical and theater artists are making the case that a great opera experience doesn’t depend on staging in a grand hall, with elaborate sets and costumes. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports,  Philadelphia Opera Collaborative is reaching out to new audiences presenting operas in small spaces, exclusively in English, showcasing how powerful, intimate, and accessible the art form can be.

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Listen to more of Susan's interview with Michael Leinhard, producer and co-founder of Philadelphia Opera Collective. They discuss how presentation can shatter stereotypes about what opera is, and who can enjoy it.

By You that Made Me Frankenstein is at The Franklin Inn Club from September 12th through the 21st.

The production is part of the 2014 Philly Fringe Arts Festival.