Curtis Opera Theatre

Visionary productions and extraordinary musicianship.

The promising young artists of Curtis Opera Theatre collaborate with renowned conductors, directors, and designers to present fresh and passionate performances from across the operatic repertoire. Through visionary productions and extraordinary musicianship, they engage audiences with dynamic interpretations. Curtis’ voice and opera students feature prominently throughout the season, gaining formative performance experience to fuel their careers with top opera companies across the United States and Europe, including La Scala, Covent Garden, the Vienna Staatsoper, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera.

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    Phone: (215) 893-7902
    Hours: Mon–Fri from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Comet / Poppea

Curtis Opera Theatre launches the East Coast premiere of The Comet / Poppea, the MacArthur Award-winning composer George Lewis’ highly anticipated operatic setting of W.E.B. Du Bois’s proto-Afrofuturist science fiction short story, The Comet (1920), juxtaposed with Claudio Monteverdi’s hot-blooded political thriller, L’incoronazione di Poppea (1643). 

Le nozze di Figaro

Revel in Mozart and Da Ponte’s comic masterpiece, Le nozze di Figaro, (The Marriage of Figaro) where love, intrigue, and politics hilariously collide on the eve of Figaro and Susanna’s wedding.


Curtis Opera Theatre presents Leonard Bernstein’s timeless masterpiece, Candide.  Filled with sparkling wit, soaring melodies, and globe-trotting grandeur, this bitingly clever adaptation of Voltaire’s philosophical French novella is an absurdist romp across “the best of all possible worlds.”

Special Thanks

The Curtis Opera Theatre is generously supported by the Ernestine Bacon Cairns Trust, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Wyncote Foundation.

Curtis Opera Theatre is a proud member of Opera America.