John Fulljames directs Kurt Weill's glorious score of Broadway musical and American opera.
Street Scene won the first ever Tony Award for Weill's music. It was adapted by Elmer Rice from his own Pulitzer Prize-winning play with lyrics by the great poet of Harlem Langston Hughes.
Set in a brownstone tenement building over a long hot summer's day and night, Weill called Street Scene "a simple story of everyday life in a big city – a story of love and passion and greed and death." The score combines a dazzling array of show tunes, arias, jazz and blues in a musical melting pot that captures the diversity of working class New York in 1947.
This production features an 80-strong ensemble with singers drawn from the world of theatre and opera, a local community chorus of young people and a chamber orchestra of 31.