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Opera Philadelphia and The Curtis Opera Theatre Celebrate Benjamin Britten Centennial with a new production of OWEN WINGRAVE, March 13-17 in the Perelman Theater

Tuesday, February 19, 2013: A committed pacifist born into a renowned military family meets a torrent of disapproval over his beliefs in Benjamin Britten’s Owen Wingrave. The Curtis Opera Theatre, in association with Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Opera Philadelphia, presents the stirringly beautiful chamber opera in the Perelman Theater on March 13, 15, and 17.

Based on a short story by Henry James, the opera tells the story of Owen Wingrave, a young man desperate to keep the love of his would-be bride and determined to prove his inner strength—even if it leads to his own mysterious end.

Sung in English, the fully staged production features the gifted young voices of the Curtis Opera Theatre, under Artistic Director Mikael Eliasen, and members of the Philadelphia Boys Choir. Britten’s orchestral music, by turns spellbinding and terrifying, is brought to life by the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, led by George Manahan. Director Daniel Fish makes his Curtis Opera Theatre debut with scenic designer Laura Jellinek, costume designer Tilly Grimes, and lighting designer Mark Barton.

Performances take place Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the Perelman Theater at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available from Opera Philadelphia at (215) 893-1018 or




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