For those who find themselves in the company of poet Gregor Mittenhofer, the results may be as dramatic as the deadly snowstorm that swirls around the mountain inn where they find themselves. Hans Werner Henze, considered to be one of the foremost composers of our time, brings us this powerful and acclaimed opera.
Listen to In Tune with the Opera Company of Philadelphia to find out more about this upcoming production, part of OCP's Aurora Series for Chamber Opera at the Perelman Theater. A Philadelphia-area Henze enthusiast takes us through this 1961 masterpiece, reviews the genesis of the opera, and provides a musical guide. This podcast is hosted by OCP's Michael Bolton.
These performances mark the Philadelphia Premiere of the work, which has not been performed in the U.S. for nearly 20 years. Elegy for Young Lovers is produced in association with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Curtis Opera Theatre, and Kimmel Center Presents.