KURT WEILL Street Scene
Brian DeMaris, conductor
Patrick Hansen, stage director
with McGill Symphony Orchestra
*Tickets to be purchased through the Monument-National Box Office (see below).
Pre-concert lecture one hour before each opera
Premiered in 1946 and based on Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer-winning play by the same name, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene innovatively merged the genres of American musical theater and European opera, instantly becoming a beloved and unique American classic. In part a story of romance and a story of an affair escalating into tragedy, this highly demanding opera, both musically and dramatically, is brought to life by the singers of Opera McGill and the musicians of the MGSO under the direction of stage director Patrick Hansen and conductor Brian DeMaris. Join us in the beautiful Ludger-Duvernay Hall of Monument National for three exciting days of music, drama, and spectacle!
The Street Scene libretto combines sung text, spoken text, and scenes of dialogue written in English by Elmer Rice and Langston Hughes. All sung text will have bilingual surtitles; spoken text and dialogue will be in English only, without surtitles. The program will contain a detailed plot summary in both French and English.
Please be aware that loud noises, including gunshots, will also be heard during the performance.
Box Office: Tickets available at the Monument-National Box Office. Service fees and taxes apply.