Sounds of Learning™ Dress Rehearsal Program 2017–2018 Registration
For the 2017-2018 Season, Opera Philadelphia will offer three productions in the Academy of Music at Broad and Locust Streets, and one production at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater at Broad and Spruce Streets.
Benjamin's Written On Skin
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Academy of Music
A powerful landowner, the Protector, commissions a young artist to create an illuminated manuscript celebrating his life and family. When a relationship develops between the Boy and the Protector’s wife, Agnès, she compels him to reveal their clandestine love within his illustrations. Both passion and violence erupt in the household; all the while, a mysterious cluster of angels watches the story unfold. Drawn from a 12th century legend but with a contemporary twist, George Benjamin's first full-length opera has received wide critical acclaim since its 2012 premiere. Now this thrilling tale, with a haunting libretto by Martin Crimp, makes its Philadelphia debut.
Performed in English with English supertitles.
Grades 5-12 | WAITLIST ONLY
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Academy of Music
Everyone is drawn to Carmen, an irresistible Spanish gypsy—except Corporal Don José. But even he soon succumbs to her seduction, fleeing a life in the military to join the gypsy world, all in Carmen’s name. When the famous bullfighter Escamillo begins to win her affection, however, a dangerous love triangle grows. Micaëla, Don José’s hometown sweetheart, attempts to wrest him from Carmen’s grasp, but to no avail—fate has already dealt its hand. With its twisting tale of romance, deceit, and disaster set to magnetic melodies, Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen, has become one of the world’s most popular operas.
Performed in French with English supertitles.
Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the program. All dates and times subject to change.
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