Monday 3, Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 July 7pm
Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Langston Hughes after the book by Elmer Rice
Wyn Davies conductor
Martin Constantine director
“The challenge (of Street Scene) was to find a form that translated the realism of (Elmer Rice’s) plot into music. The result applies the techniques of opera without ever falling into the artificiality of opera” Kurt Weill
Yes, easier said than done. But it is what we'll all be working for. And it is some of the greatest American theatre music of the twentieth century.
Seventy years after its premier on Broadway, Street Scene remains as potent and vital today as it was then. Intended by the composer to be a synthesis of European traditional opera and American musical theatre, this story of life in New York focusses on the loves and passions of an East Side Manhattan community.
Venue: Sherman Theatre
Tickets: £12 - £20 (Under 25 Half Price)
Sherman Theatre Box Office: 029 2064 6900
Opera training and performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is supported by Dame Shirley Bassey, the Owen Lloyd George Scholarship, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, Mosawi Foundation, Olwyn Phillips Memorial Scholarship, Eileen Price, Janet Price, Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity, David Seligman and the Philippa Seligman legacy, The Tillett Trust and Colin Keer Trust, Waterloo Foundation, Neil and Mary Webber and the Connect Fund