Opera soprano Frederica von Stade puts subject of Alzheimer’s center stage

There is much to unpack when it comes to O18, Opera Philadelphia’s second iteration of its binge-listening festival of shows running today through Sept. 30. There is a drag mash up of opera and pop between opera sensation Stephanie Blythe and Philly’s Martha Graham Cracker (“Queens of the Night”) at Theatre of Living Arts. The TLA is also hosting soprano Patricia Racette in “Ne Quittez Pas: A Reimagined La voix humaine” – a classic wronged woman opera turned on its head.

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