Curtis Opera Theatre
ABOUT THE CURTIS OPERA THEATRE
The Curtis Opera Theatre, under the artistic direction of Mikael Eliasen, works with established professional directors and designers to create fresh interpretations of standard repertoire and contemporary works. All of Curtis’s 25 voice and opera students are cast repeatedly each season, receiving a rare level of performance experience. As a result Curtis graduates have sung with opera companies all over the world, including La Scala, Covent Garden, the Vienna Staatsoper, Houston Grand Opera, the San Francisco Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera.
2013-14 season offerings include four fully staged operas: a blackbox production at Curtis, two productions at the Prince Music Theater, and the sixth collaboration with Opera Philadelphia and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Vocal department recitals are featured each semester on the Student Recital Series. Tickets range from $35 to $120. Students can call the Curtis Patron Services Office, (215) 893-7902, for information about discounted tickets.
2013-14 Vocal and Opera Season
www.curtis.edu/Opera, (215) 893-5261
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- New to opera? Call the Curtis Patron Services Office, (215) 893-7902, for a special discount for opera newbies.
This season’s eminent guest artist list includes (in order of appearance):
Kensho Watanabe, conductor (’13)
Chas Rader-Shieber, stage director
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor (’13)
Jordan Fein, stage director
Ari Pelto, conductor
William Kerley, stage director
Corrado Rovaris, conductor
Emma Griffin, stage director
- Stages to Success: The Curtis Opera Theatre gives students professional-level experiences and polish, plus a degree of versatility unusual for young singers
- From the Heart: For a quarter of a century, Mikael Eliasen has guided Curtis singers on stage and in the studio
The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.
Dialogues of the Carmelites, presented in association with Opera Philadelphia and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Aurora Series for Chamber Opera at the Perelman Theater, is funded in part through support from the William Penn Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.