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FIU Opera Theatre presents: Kurt Weill’s American Masterpiece “Street Scene”
March 2, 2014 @ 3:00 pm| $5 - $15
The FIU Opera Theater will present Kurt Weill’s American masterpiece “Street Scene,” drawn from the 1929 Pulitzer Prize- winning drama by Elmer Rice. A blending of operatic arias and ensembles, musical comedy songs and dances, and extraordinary emotional drama, Street Scene is Weill’s most frequently revived American stage work. Weill, who was an immigrant to America much like the characters in Street Scene, was emotionally committed to the music that portrayed the everyday romances, squabbles, and tensions between the Maurrant family and their neighbors in the East side of Manhattan in New York that eventually builds into a tragedy of epic proportions. It will be performed entirely in English, directed by Robert B. Dundas, conducted by Grzegorz Nowak, and accompanied by the FIU Symphony Orchestra.