Kurt Weill Festival: Street Scene
The Maryland Opera Studio presents Weill's Street Scene, a work that brilliantly combines elements of opera and musical theater and that is widely acknowledged as one of the composer's masterpieces. Set in a crowded tenement in 1920s New York City, the opera portrays life among a diverse group of working-class immigrants and the climactic events of one sweltering summer day. Based on a story by Elmer Rice with lyrics by Langston Hughes, Street Scene addresses social justice issues, immigration, race and the complexity of human relationships.
Sung in English with supertitles.
This event is part of the Kurt Weill Festival funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York NY.
Arrive early to participate in our free pre-performance lectures and discussions:
- FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019 . 4PM - Kurt Weill Festival: Music Scholars Lecture Series: Naomi Graber
- FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019 . 6PM - Kurt Weill Festival: Pre-Performance Discussion: Street Scene
- SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019 . 1:30PM - Opera Resonates: Street Scene
This event is part of the Year of Immigration, which aims to transform dialogue into impact on urgent issues related to immigration, global migration and refugees, and to foster open conversation and greater connection with the University of Maryland’s large and diverse international community. For more information visit yearofimmigration.umd.edu.