Opera Philadelphia

Bernstein, Identity, and A Quiet Place

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia PA 19106

Leonard Bernstein described his opera A Quiet Place as “unlike any work I have ever written or seen.” The story of a suburban family grappling with tragedy and long-buried resentments, the opera was a stark departure from his younger, more exuberant style.

Join the Curtis Institute of Music, Opera Philadelphia, and National Museum of American Jewish History for a conversation about how Leonard Bernstein’s identity shaped A Quiet Place. Panelists include Ivy Weingram, curator of the Museum’s Leonard Bernstein: the Power of Music; Mikael Eliasen, artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre and artistic advisor to Opera Philadelphia; Jennifer Higdon, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and recipient of two 2018 Grammy Awards; and soprano Ashley Milanese, a member of the Curtis Opera Theatre and Opera Philadelphia Emerging Artist.

In conjunction with A Quiet Place and Leonard Bernstein: the Power of Music

FREE but registration is required. Tickets available soon.

National Museum of American Jewish History

Thu, Mar 1 7:30 p.m.
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