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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.
 

2016-17 Season

The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten

November 17–19 at 7:30 p.m.
November 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Conner Gray Covington, conductor
Jordan Fein, director

Prince Theater
1412 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pa.

A brutal prince, a virtuous wife, a drunken wager: At their intersection, a marriage is defiled while enigmatic observers relate and react to the wrenching tale. Britten’s powerful tragedy set in ancient Rome captures Lucretia’s agony in music of aching beauty, even as it raises unanswerable questions. 

Fully staged production with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in English with supertitles

Ticket information
3-production subscription: $24, $80 sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/tickets or (215) 893-7902
Single tickets: $10, $35 sold by the Prince Theater Box Office, Princetheater.org or (215) 422-4580

 

Doctor Atomic by John Adams

Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Tim Myers, conductor

R.B. Schlather, director

Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pa.

At the dawn of the nuclear age, scientists at Los Alamos prepare to test the first atomic bomb while pondering the massive destructive power of the force they will soon unleash. “A moving and compelling work of moral, as well as musical, grandeur” (Daily Telegraph), this compelling drama by John Adams captures the conflicted soul of an era. 

Fully staged production with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in English with supertitles

Ticket information
3-production subscription: $24, $80 sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/tickets or (215) 893-7902
Single tickets: $10, $35 sold by the Kimmel Center Box Office, Kimmelcenter.org or (215) 893-1999

 

La rondine by Giacomo Puccini

Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Conductor: TBA

Stephanie Havey, director

Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

Money buys happiness but not true love for Magda, the heroine of Puccini’s comic opera. Abandoning her lavish life with a rich banker for the affection of a poor young student, she realizes, heartbroken, that she is unworthy of his marriage proposal. Evocative waltzes and glowing melodies enliven Puccini’s elegant score. 

Fully staged production with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in Italian with English supertitles

Ticket information
3-production subscription: $24, $80 sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/tickets or (215) 893-7902
Single tickets: $10, $35 sold by the Kimmel Center Box Office, Kimmelcenter.org or (215) 893-1999
 

 

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