Season 2014 • All the World’s ON Stage
All the World’s ON Stage
Kurt Weill’s Street Scene
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady
All performances at the Lebanon Opera House
Opera North is pleased to announce its globetrotting Summer 2014 Season set in three iconic cities. These outstanding pieces of classical music theater instantly engage us with vibrant and extraordinary stories of love and intrigue in Paris, London, and New York.
Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata draws the audience into the Parisian salon of the alluring courtesan Violetta Valéry. Her love affair with Alfredo Germont is threatened by the demands of society, the pressures of his family, and the unpredictable yet unstoppable march of illness. The production will be conducted by Anthony Barrese, who returns to Opera North after his past successes with Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love and Lucia di Lammermoor.
ON is also proud to present Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady following in the footsteps of fabulous productions of The King and I and South Pacific. The Tony Award-winning story of the tumultuous relationship between feisty Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and crotchety diction professor Henry Higgins features beloved songs such as On the Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night, and Get Me To the Church on Time. Featuring classically trained singers and the full Opera North orchestra, this production will be conducted by ON Artistic Director Louis Burkot.
Kurt Weill’s Street Scene continues Opera North’s Young Artist Performance Series, presenting American operas with exceptional national talent. Awarded a Tony for Best Original Score in 1947, Street Scene is set on the doorstep of a tenement in Manhattan’s East Side in 1946. The production centers around two romances: the lovely young Rose Maurrant has fallen in love with her neighbor Sam Kaplan, while her mother Anna, is having an affair. The Opera North debut of this exciting and tragic New York story will be fully staged and feature the Opera North Orchestra.
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