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The Curtis Institute of Music

A Quiet Place

Mar 07, 2018
Mar 11, 2018




Music by Leonard Bernstein
Libretto by Stephen Wadsworth
Performed in English with English supertitles
Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman

Leonard Bernstein at 100

Composer, conductor, author, and music icon Leonard Bernstein is still fascinating audiences 100 years after his birth. Best known for creating cultural touchstones like West Side Story, On the Waterfront, and Candide, he called A Quiet Place “unlike any work I have ever written or seen.” The opera revisits the unhappy suburban family from Trouble in Tahiti thirty years later, only to find them reeling in the wake of tragedy. Unhappy memories and long-buried resentments surface, and the survivors have a choice: to hurt one another again—or to heal.

The chamber adaptation by Garth Edwin Sunderland receives its American premiere from the Curtis Opera Theatre, in a production by director Daniel Fish. Corrado Rovaris, Opera Philadelphia’s Jack Mulroney Music Director, leads members of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Bernstein’s dramatic music—by turns explosive, elegiac, and playful—given a more intimate scale in Sunderland’s orchestration.

Performance Schedule
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman
in partnership with Opera Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts


Next in the series: Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel & The Medium (May 2018)

Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Run Time: Approximately 100 minutes
Intermissions: No intermission