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  • Direction American Swedish
    is located on 1900 Pattison Avenue in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia near the sports complexes The entrance to the Museum is located in the Park and there is plenty of free parking in front of the Museum The Museum is easily reached by the Broad Street Subway with a five block walk from the Pattison Station The 17 bus heading to the Naval Base stops at the

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  • Performing Product Artists
    are exposed to a variety of artistic approaches The DVOC s Principal Singers are professionals from the Delaware Valley who have auditioned and become members of the DVOC repertory company Some of the singers who have gained artistic experience with DVOC have continued their careers nationally and internationally The DVOC s Opera Chorus is made up of enthusiastic and dedicated singers from the tri state area The Chorus rehearses on

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  • Operas Operettas Opera Co
    July 2000 The Golden Medina August 2002 Gounod Charles Faust January 1981 August 1991 June 2004 Humperdinck Engelbert Hansel and Gretel August 1981 August 1982 October 1984 July 2002 Kern Jerome Showboat June 1989 Lehar Franz The Merry Widow June 1988 August 1999 The Land of Smiles June 1996 October 2001 Concert Leoncavallo Ruggiero I Pagliacci July 1982 August 1995 August 2001 Mascagni Pietro Cavalleria Rusticana July 1981 September 1981 June 1982 August 1995 August 2001 Massenet Jules Manon August 1988 Menotti Giancarlo The Medium August 1982 November 1997 July 2003 The Telephone November 1997 Amahl and the Night Visitors December 1985 December 2002 January 2004 Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus The Abduction from the Seraglio March 1987 Cosi fan tutte May 1986 July 1993 The Magic Flute August 1984 July 1998 The Marriage of Figaro July 1989 July 2004 Don Giovanni July 1990 July 1999 The Impresario July 2003 Offenbach Jacques The Tales of Hoffmann August 1986 August 1996 Pergolesi Giovanni Battista La Serva Padrona August 1981 February 1989 September 1989 Poulenc Francis Dialogues of the Carmelites July 1986 July 1997 August 2003 La Voix Humaine September 1997 Puccini Giacomo Madama Butterfly July 1984 August 1998 Suor Angelica July 1985 La Rondine July 1985 June 1994 Tosca June 1986 August 1997 August 2004 La Bohème August 1987 August 1992 June 1998 June 2001 Il Tabarro July 1988 July 1994 Gianni Schicchi July 1988 July 1994 July 1995 July 2000 Ravel Maurice L Enfant et les Sortilèges August 1983 L Heure Espagnole August 1983 Rodgers Richard Carousel February 1993 Concert South Pacific May 1994 Concert Romberg Sigmund The Student Prince June 1983 September 1984 June 1993 The Desert Song June 1991 The New Moon June 1997 Rossini Gioacchino The Barber of Seville June 1984 July 1996 June 2003 September 2003 Schickele Peter

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  • Visit Laurel Hill Cemetery
    are history Laurel Hill is the second oldest rural garden cemetery in the nation 8 Beautiful Green Space Originally founded as a cemetery and arboretum Laurel Hill s location was ultimately chosen for its scenic vistas and landscapes 7 Civil War General George G Meade victorious commander of the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg and over forty other Civil War era generals reside at Laurel Hill 6 Millionaire s Row Many of Philadelphia s most prominent and wealthy industrial magnates are buried here 5 R M S Titanic There are six Titanic related victims and survivors at Laurel Hill 4 Language of the Dead Our monuments speak a subtle but complex Victorian symbolic language that reveals the secrets of the dead resting beneath them 3 Gravediggers Ball The Gravediggers Ball is our crowning annual event Mingle with some of our most famous residents And enjoy an evening of great food great fun and even better company 2 Genealogy Our extensive archives date back to the cemetery s founding and include a wealth of historical resources such as burial records photographs family correspondence and newspaper articles 1 The Laurel Hill Experience Laurel Hill provides visitors with a truly unique

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  • Sweetbriar Mansion History
    Other notables important to the Breck family at this time were Joseph Bonaparte and Dr Benjamin Rush Bitter irony touched the Brecks in 1828 when their only child Lucy died during an epidemic of River Fever Typhus Broken hearted they closed Sweetbriar and sold the house ten years later Sweetbriar is built of local rubble stone covered with stucco a popular building practice in the 18th century The style although Federal shows the continuing influence of Georgian Symmetry There are many French influences This may be due in part to Breck s years spent in France Ornamentation is subtler than on earlier houses like Mount Pleasant where bricks outline the belt course and corners of the house The first floor was designed for entertaining The floor to ceiling windows in the two parlors face the Schuylkill River where in Breck s day islands dotted the river Farm animals grazed on the banks and woods gardens and green houses sloped down the river The Sweetbriar estate at this time included 20 acres in all The Chinese armorial porcelain the Hepplewhite and Sheraton style chairs and the Adam style furniture date from the days when Breck entertained General Lafayette at Sweetbriar The

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  • Sweetbriar Philadelphia
    the hill to a stop sign Go left at the stop sign onto Lansdowne and make an immediate left onto Cedar Grove Drive Stay straight on Cedar Grove in about 100 yards Cedar Grove becomes Sweetbriar Follow all the way back to the cul de sac Sweetbriar Mansion is on the left Park anywhere in front preferably head on to conserve space From West on Montgomery Avenue Main Line Take Montgomery Avenue from Villanova Bryn Mawr through Bala Cynwyd to City Line Avenue Go straight across City Line Avenue it becomes Conshohocken At T intersection go right onto Belmont Avenue Follow Belmont for several miles Go left onto N Concourse Drive This is the next intersection after the signs for 76 You will go past Memorial Hall and come to a stop sign At stop sign go left onto Lansdowne and make an immediate right onto Cedar Grove Drive In about 100 yards Cedar Grove becomes Sweetbriar Follow all the way back to the cul de sac Sweetbriar Mansion is on the left Park anywhere in front preferably head on to conserve space From the East on Route 76 West Take Route 76 West to the Girard Avenue Exit At the end of the exit ramp bear right onto 34th street Stay in the middle lane and go straight across Girard Avenue and under the trestle At the first stop sign go straight and continue up the hill Take the first road to the right after the stop sign Lansdowne and make an immediate right onto Sweetbriar Sweetbriar is a quick right on the very first road Follow back You will see Sweetbriar Mansion ahead and slightly to your right Park anywhere in front preferably head on to conserve space From Center City Take the Ben Franklin Parkway to the

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