Street Scene

Opera North: Street Scene

17th March 2020 to 17th March 2020

Venue Nottingham Theatre Royal
Running Time 165m
Prices £16.00 - £65.00
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17th March 2020 19:00

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Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

In a city that never sleeps, it doesn’t pay to have a dream…

On a stiflingly hot summer’s day in New York, a family is pushed to breaking point. Frank is angry at a world that’s changing too fast, his daughter Rose longs for a better life away from the squalor of the city, and his unhappy wife Anna struggles with a terrible secret that could tear them all apart… As the heat builds, the tension erupts into violence and their lives are changed forever.

Weill’s richly-varied score blends the European operatic tradition with the music of golden-age Broadway. Soaring arias and duets rub shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug, and Puccini shakes hands with Gershwin.

With numbers such as ‘Lonely House’ and ‘Moon-faced, Starry-eyed’, it’s little wonder that Street Scene was awarded Best Original Score at the very first Tony Awards in 1947.

This production is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY