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The Perspective Collective

The Perspective Collective

September 17-September 18

2021 Fringe Festival

1 hour

$10 – $15

Multiple LocationsMap

The Perspective Collective and Opera on Tap present a performance of contemporary opera about contemporary themes.


Opera on Tap:

Opera on Tap Philadelphia explores the many perspectives of American patriotism and the accompanying sacrifices made through American Art Song.


For Love of Country: 

“They will take our freedom from our cold dead hands…” Desperate to save their cause, an aging patriot and his ambitious spokeswoman turn to a suspiciously foreign-sounding graduate student. This contemporary opera combines themes from America, Russia, love, politics, loyalty, and betrayal.

devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty

an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.



Friday, Sep 17, 2021 – 6:00pm @ The Bagel Place
Friday, Sep 17, 2021 – 6:00pm Livestream
Friday, Sep 17, 2021 – 8:00pm @ The Bagel Place
Friday, Sep 17, 2021 – 8:00pm Livestream
Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 – 1:00pm @ Saint Mary’s Church
Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 – 3:00pm @ Saint Mary’s Church

Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination or negative test result less than 48 hours before showtime is required to attend this event. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination or test result before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.

Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.




For Love of Country Cast and Artistic Team: Rachael Basescu (Mezzo-Soprano), Erin Brittain (Soprano), Grant Mech (Baritone), Patrick Fink (Piano), Music by: Michael Leibowitz, Libretto by: Jeremy Basescu


Opera on Tap Philadelphia Cast: Rachael nee Long (Soprano), Zachary Angus (Baritone), Audra Casebier (Soprano), Samual Keeler (Tenor)


Content Considerations

Appropriate for Ages 13+

About the Artists

The Perspective Collective is a group of classically inclined musicians dedicated to bringing performances of both new and seasoned works that tie into the events and sensitivities of our world today.

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