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05-31-2012

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!

05-30-2012

The Faith and Fear of Polygamy by Ken Verdoia

Program Notes for Nico Muhly & Stephen Karam's Dark Sisters

 

One man…many wives.

Seven generations of Americans have been simultaneously fascinated and repulsed by polygamy as a shadowy practice of religious faith on the rough edges of our society.

05-18-2012

Read About Nico Muhly and Dark Sisters, Coming in June

 

“As I learned more about (Mormon Church founder Joseph) Smith’s life, I realized that his story is a uniquely American one of striving for individual freedom— sexual, political, religious— in the face of fierce resistance”

– composer Nico Muhly

04-24-2012

RAVE REVIEWS FOR MANON LESCAUT – Through April 29th at the Academy!

“… singers and orchestra rocked — and that included the young replacement soprano Michelle Johnson, who learned the title role in little more than three weeks.”
-The Philadelphia Inquirer

The first reviews are in on the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s Manon Lescaut!

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