Kurt Weill's Street Scene

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
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Join UNT Opera and the UNT Concert Orchestra for a sizzling production of

 

 

An American Opera, based on Elmer Rice's play

Music by Kurt Weill --- Book by Elmer Rice --- Lyrics by Langston Hughes

Purchase tickets online at: http://thempac.music.unt.edu

Children / Non-UNT Students - $15 (without reception)  ///  Adults - $25 (without reception)  ///   "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" - First balcony ticket with VIP reception included - $35 (limited seating). Or now, you can add the VIP reception to your regular $15 or $25 ticket by purchasing an additional $15 reception ticket, and enjoy wine and desserts before the show and during intermission.

 

Let us transport you to a New York tenement in the sweltering summer of 1946 for a classic American story of love and loss, heartbreak and hope. Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, this Tony award-winning "Broadway opera" features Weill's inimitable jazz-inspired music and a uniquely American melting pot of fascinating characters. 

 

This production is the recipient of a grant awarded by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music.

The Kurt Weill Foundation, Inc. promotes and perpetuates the legacies of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya by encouraging an appreciation of Weill’s music through support of performances, recordings, and scholarship, and by fostering an understanding of Weill’s and Lenya’s lives and work within diverse cultural contexts. It administers the Weill-Lenya Research Center, a Grant and Collaborative Performance Initiative Program, the Lotte Lenya Competition, the Kurt Weill/Julius Rudel Conducting Fellowship, the Kurt Weill Prize for scholarship in music theater, and publishes the Kurt Weill Edition and the Kurt Weill Newsletter. Building upon the legacies of both Weill and Lenya, the Foundation nurtures talent, particularly in the creation, performance, and study of musical theater in its various manifestations and media. Since 2012, the Kurt Weill Foundation has administered the musical and literary estate of composer Marc Blitzstein. www.kwf.org.