College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
George Mason University Mason
George Mason University

Virginia Opera: Street Scene


Saturday, Oct 06, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 07, 2018 2:00pm
LocationCenter for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented ByGreat Performances at Mason

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Virginia Opera opens its season with this landmark American opera, an explosive tragedy about the elusive American Dream. Set in 1946 on the doorstep of a Manhattan tenement within a single 24-hour period, Street Scene offers a view into the lives of the residents who struggle with love, jealousy, resentment, and disenchantment. Featuring a Tony Award®-winning score by 20th century Broadway legend Kurt Weill and powerful lyrics by the “Poet Laureate” of Harlem, Langston Hughes, it has been acclaimed as “an exhilarating blend of Puccini-esque melody, bright, brassy, impudent jazz, brooding blues and sparkly Broadway showtune ... pulsating to the relentless rhythm of irrepressible urban life” (Arts Desk). Sung in English with English supertitles.

Tickets: $110, $90, $54

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

Pre-Performance Discussion with a Member of the Company.