Empty the House


Daniela Candillari
, conductor
Mary Birnbaum, stage director

A mother welcomes her grown daughter home for a final weekend before selling the family house. But the rooms are filled with painful memories, and the past threatens to overwhelm them both. An intimate, poignant exploration of forgiveness by Curtis Institute of Music alumna and Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Rene Orth, Empty the House has been revised and orchestrated since its 2015 premiere and features a libretto by Mark Campbell.


CAST (in singing order)

Empty the House May 2 and May 5 (evening) May 5 (matinee) and May 6
Faith Sophia Hunt Siena Licht Miller
Paul Dennis Chmelensky Patrick Wilhelm
Brenda Tiffany Townsend Amanda Bottoms

The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation. 

Don Giovanni and Empty the House are presented as part of Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman, in partnership with Opera Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.