Streetscene

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Composer:

Kurt Weill

Librettist:

Elmer Rice after Langston Hughes

Premiere:

9 January 1947, New York (Adelphi Theater)

Language:

English

Synopsis:

Streetscene Synopsis

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About the opera Streetscene

Street Scene is a Broadway musical or, more precisely, an "American opera" by Kurt Weill (music), Langston Hughes (lyrics), and Elmer Rice (book). Written in 1946 and premiered in Philadelphia that year, Street Scene is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Rice.
It was Weill who referred to the piece as an "American opera" (he also called it a "Broadway opera"), intending it as a synthesis of European traditional opera and American musical theater. He received the first Tony Award for Best Original Score for his work, after the Broadway premiere in 1947. Yet Street Scene has never been revived on Broadway; it is fairly regularly produced by opera companies. Musically and culturally, even dramatically, the work inhabits the midground between Weill's Threepenny Opera (1928) and Bernstein's West Side Story (1957).

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Roles in Streetscene

Frank Maurrant Bass-Baritone
Anna Maurrant Soprano
Rose Maurrant Soprano
Willie Maurrant Spoken
Emma Jones Mezzo-Soprano
George Jones Baritone
Mae Jones Mezzo-Soprano
Vincent Jones Spoken

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All scenes from Streetscene

Arias from Streetscene

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Lonely house Popularity:

Opera: StreetsceneComposer: WeillAct:

Type: Voice: Language: English

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2Let things be like they always was Popularity:

Opera: StreetsceneComposer: WeillAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

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3O Tixo, Tixo, help me! Popularity:

Opera: StreetsceneComposer: WeillAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

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4Somehow I never could believe Popularity:

Opera: StreetsceneComposer: WeillAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

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5What good would the moon be? Popularity:

Opera: StreetsceneComposer: WeillAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

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