Some rough-and-tumble opening chords can mean only one thing to opera lovers - Puccini’s La Boheme. The iconic work is back in Philadelphia for what could feel like the 300th time since first arriving here 114 years ago. Audiences rarely tire of the story of starving artists in 19th-century Paris, or the famous arias that convey the rapture of young love. But they might also feel like it’s a rerun.
The Opera Company of Philadelphia is furthering its commitment to the creation of new American works with the recruitment of star baritone Nathan Gunn to lead its American Repertoire Program. The project aims to produce an American work in each season for the next 10 years.
David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s production of Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters. The company co-commission is among the most-talked about new opera works. Dark Sisters runs at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater from June 8th to 17th.