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The Curtis Institute of Music

Empty the House

May 02, 2019
May 05, 2019

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New Production
Music by Rene Orth
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman
Performed in English with English Supertitles

The Perelman Theater is the site of a new production and new orchestration of Empty the House, a 2016 opera composed by Curtis Institute of Music alum and Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Rene Orth, featuring a libretto by Mark Campbell (Elizabeth Cree, Silent Night). An intimate, poignant exploration of the complex nature of forgiveness, the opera centers on a mother who invites her grown daughter home for a last weekend in a house filled with painful memories, which nearly overwhelm them both.

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

Rene Orth is a composer who "breaks new ground."—Opera News

Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102