Returns to Teatro Real Street Scene, Kurt Weill, border work between opera and musical

Street Scene

After the successful premiere in Madrid Street Scone last February, production returns to stage Teatro Real between days 26 May and 1 of June, with five functions.

British director John Fulljames is responsible for the staging of this singular work, in the new production of Teatro Real released two months ago.

Tim Murray, who led Real Porgy and Bess in 2014 and this production premiered in February, He will head a large cast including opera singers, Musical performers, dancer-singers, actors, The Little Singers choir ORCAM and the Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro Real Headlines.

This ensemble cast lead soprano Patricia Racette, Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot, the Spanish tenor Joel Prieto and versatile English soprano Mary Bevan.

Around Street Scene graduates will be offered two concerts Diva on Detour, with songs from Broadway and cabaret, in the Ballroom of the Royal Theater, the days 3 Y 4 June at 21.30 hours, with the great American star Patricia Racette, accompanied on piano by Craig Terry.

Functions Street Scene They are sponsored by the BBV FoundationA.

Between 26 May and 1 of June, Royal Theatre offer 5 functions from Street Scene (street scene), from Kurt Weill, in a new production at the Royal Theater in co-production with Cologne Operas and Montecarlo, released with an excellent reception in Madrid last February.

With this hybrid and marginal jewel of American operatic repertoire, articulating and joins the refinement of the Central orchestration, the magic of Broadway musicals and richness of African-American music, the composer Kurt Weill (1900-1950), German Jew settled in New York, followed in the wake of Porgy and Bess, from George Gershwin ( raigambre trying to consolidate an 'American opera', with its uniqueness and own language.

For it was associated with two different profile writers: Elmer Rice (1892-1967), author Street Scene Pulitzer ─premio 1929 and adapted for the screen by King Vidor, in 1931─, Y Langston Hughes (1902-1967), poet, African American novelist and activist attached to the movement Harlem Renaissance, which claimed the black art linked to his roots, traditions and idiosyncrasies.

the first, the dramatist Elmer Rice, Weill receives the great mosaic of lives trapped in a 'cul de sac', which they flow stories of love and hate, slanders and hardship, evictions and abuse, but also of dreams and illusions, friendship and compassion, our likeness History of stairs, Buero Vallejo, but located in the suburbs of New York in the postwar years.

the second, Langston Hughes, composer received a booklet with a great multiracial prosody, texts to the rhythm of jazz, with inflections, accents and jargon that define each of the nearly forty characters that populate the busy New York street.

With this dramaturgical material as rich, Kurt Weill, already naturalized US citizen with extensive experience in the composition of lyric repertoire ─musicales, operas, songs and music escena─ decides to go further, creating an opera that spoken parts, arias, duos, set numbers, dance and songs flowed intertwined, articulating several overlapping stories with refined orchestral writing, effective and concise, inheritor of European tradition, but contaminated by all the musical influences of his time on both sides of the Atlantic.

The opera premiered on Broadway, at the Adelphi Theater, in 1947, conquering the Tony award for best original score in the first edition of these awards, since then they have grown in prestige and popularity.

But nevertheless, the mestizo character of this 'opera Broadway', which it requires a huge cast of great diversity, choirs and orchestra, the work has moved away from both the musical theaters and temples of opera, placing the Street Scene in limbo which begins to free.

The Royal Theatre, which she premiered this opera in Madrid in February, It will present its production stage director John Fulljames and set design and costumes by Dick Bird.

Tim Murray, also returns to the Royal Theater, It will lead more than one hundred performers versatile voice and theater, led by the great American star Patricia Racette, Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot ─asiduo on posters Broadway-, the tenor Joel Prieto and British soprano Mary Bevan.

The Royal Theater will be filled with jazz rhythms, de swing y de blues, bringing its new production worldwide through editing a DVD and audiovisual recording is distributed internationally.

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