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March 13, 2012

Kimmel Center, Curtis Opera Theatre And Opera Company Of Philadelphia Team Up To Present The First Philadelphia Performance Of Elegy For Young Lovers

Three of the city's opera organizations team up for a Philadelphia premiere at the Kimmel Center. (Photo courtesy Kimmel Center)

The Curtis Opera Theatre, Opera Company of Philadelphia and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts have all teamed up for a collaborative production of Hans Werner Henze’s Elegy For Young Lovers, the first time this opera has ever been performed in Philadelphia, March 14, 16 and 18.

The piece unfolds in an isolated mountain inn as a deadly snowstorm swirls outside.

For the characters who find themselves in the company of poet Gregor Mittenhofer, the results may be as dramatic as the storm that engulfs them.

Sung in English with supertitles, these three performances mark the Philadelphia premiere of the work, which is rarely performed in the U.S.

Tickets are available online.

Hans Werner Henze’s Elegy For Young Lovers
When: March 14, 16 and 18
Where: Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost: Tickets start at $50
More info: www.kimmelcenter.org

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