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August 26, 2015

Update: Opera on the Mall broadcast postponed

"La traviata" showing moved to Oct. 16

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Opera on the Mall Dominic M. Mercier/Opera Philadelphia

Each year Opera Philadelphia invites the city to a free live performance broadcast at Independence National Historic Park.

Update 10/1/15: Due to the weekend's weather forecast, Opera on the Mall has been postponed until Friday, Oct. 16. All tickets issued for the original broadcast will be honored on the new date. 

Related Read: How to pack the perfect picnic for Opera on the Mall

For the fifth year in a row, Opera Philadelphia will be kicking off its new season with a free treat for all ages. Opera on the Mall, the group's annual broadcast at Independence Mall, returns Saturday, Oct. 3  Friday, Oct. 16.

This year, they'll be showing a performance of Verdi's classic gut-wrenching romance "La traviata" in high definition on an outdoor screen. Guests are encouraged to bring along a picnic and blankets or chairs to lounge on for the performance. Last year, around 6,000 guests turned up to enjoy the event.

Registration for the event opens up Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. online. Everyone who registers will be entered to win a subscription for two for Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 season. 

Opera on the Mall

Friday, Oct. 16
5:30 p.m. | Free admission, registration required
Independence Mall
Fifth and Market streets
(215) 732-8400