From You Gotta Have Arts!
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Opera Company of Philadelphia Presents the US premiere Of Hans Verner Henze’s Phaedra at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center June 3rd through the 12th.
Phaedra is a classic Greek myth. It tells the story of Phaedra’s forbidden and unrequited love for her step-son, Hippolytus, and her tragic battle between feuding goddesses for his allegiance.
“This is definitely one of those pieces where you can come with tons of knowledge and it’s still going to feel like a first time or you can literally come fresh and experience it for the very first time and have that.”
Tenor William Burden sings the role of Hippolytus and goes on to say this about Phaedra.
“You will not walk out of the theater humming this music. But it will be something you will talk about and experience for days, possibly weeks afterward. It is a wonderful evening in the theater.”
For more information and videos of this performance, go to www.operaphila.org.
You can hear Stasia DeMarco’s interview with tenor William Burden in this CBS Philly At Your Leisure podcast…
Reported By Stasia DeMarco, KYW Newsradio