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A Coffin in Egypt at the Perelman Theatre

Opera Philadelphia presents A Coffin in Egypt...East Coast Premiere | American Repertoire Program | Aurora Series for Chamber Opera

Music by Ricky Ian Gordon / Libretto by Leonard Foglia

90-year-old grand dame Myrtle Bledsoe has outlived her husband, her daughters and virtually everyone else in Egypt, Texas. But in the last stage of her life, she can’t outlive the truth. Opera Philadelphia proudly presents the East Coast Premiere of this haunting tale of memory and murder, racism and recrimination. 

Known for opera, art song , and musical theater, composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist/director Leonard Foglia base the opera on a play by Horton Foote, providing the perfect showcase for beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade. Making her Opera Philadelphia debut, von Stade’s formidable bravura has won her wide acclaim, including being called “one of America’s finest artists and singers” by The New York Times.

Approximately 70 minutes with no intermission

Performed in English with English supertitles

There are a limited number of seats in the rear of the Second Balcony that would be $41.60 with a group discount applied. These would be central and full view seats. 

There are a limited number of Second Balcony Box seats that have limited views that would be $16.80 with the discount. Tickets are on a first-come, first served. 

Contact Michael Knight, [masked], and type "Philadelphia Classical Music Meetup" in the Subject Line, with you name, phone number and the number of tickets needed.

For those interested, Opera Overtures, the pre-concert conversation begins at 7:00pm in the Perelman.

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