Two Free Events: Meet the Creative Forces Behind Dark Sisters

Philadelphia audiences are buzzing about the upcoming Aurora Series premiere of Dark Sisters, the new American opera by composer Nico Muhly.  Audiences now have two opportunities to hear Muhly, whom London’s Telegraph today called, “the hottest talent in contemporary classical music,” with free events from the Opera Company of Philadelphia that focus on the music – and the words, by acclaimed New  York playwright Stephen Karam. 

Please note that space is limited for both events, so register today!

Sunday, June 3, 2012   2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

The Opera Company of Philadelphia presents their A Taste of Opera event at the Kimmel Center’s Innovation Studio, featuring a conversation between Nico Muhly and OCP Director of Community Programs Michael Bolton. Muhly, whose recent premieres include the opera Two Boys for English National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera as well as Two Hearts for New York City Ballet, will discuss the inspiration and process behind writing a new opera. Excerpts from the show will be performed with piano by two Opera Company of Philadelphia artists. 

Registration is required by end of day Friday, June 1st – please REGISTER HERE.


Thursday, June 7, 2012    7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for “In Conversation with Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam,” an exclusive opportunity to hear the composer and librettist discuss the creative and collaborative process behind bringing Dark Sisters to life. What comes first – the words, or the music? What are the challenges of writing for the voice? How does writing a libretto differ from writing a celebrated off-Broadway play? How involved does the composer become in the stagecraft? University of Pennsylvania lecturer and popular classical music authority David Fox leads this discussion about the unique journey of creating new work in the Kimmel Center's Innovation Studio.

Registration is required – please REGISTER HERE.