Street SceneJuly 13 - August 3, 2024
Life’s a Symphony on a City Street
Taking place over two hot summer days in New York City, Kurt Weill’s two-act American opera Street Scene delves into the lives of the multi-ethnic residents of a tenement building, showcasing their hopes, dreams, and struggles. Throughout the story, musical numbers range from operatic arias to jazz and blues, reflecting the mix of cultures and emotions present in the tenement setting. Street Scene offers a commentary on the challenges faced by immigrants, the impact of poverty, and the complexities of love and relationships in a densely populated urban environment.
Street Scene Extras:
- Free Pre-performance Lectures: 45 minutes prior to every 2024 main stage performance. Seating is limited — arrive early
- Free Post-performance Talkback: Dates coming soon.
2023 Festival subscribers can renew their subscription now for the 2024 Festival Season.
Single tickets will be available on April 1, 2024.
Central City Opera House
124 Eureka St.
Central City, CO 80427
Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice
Elmer Rice, based on his play of the same name
3 Hours Plus Intermission
Presented under license from European American Music Corporation, on behalf of the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., the Rice Estate and the Hughes Estate