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George Mason University
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George Mason University


Virginia Opera: Street Scene

Presented ByGreat Performances at Mason
When/WhereSaturday, Oct 06, 2018 8:00pmCenter for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
 Sunday, Oct 07, 2018 2:00pm 

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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.

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Tickets: $110, $90, $54

Pre-performance discussion featuring "Dr. Opera," Glenn Winters.