Street Scene

July 13 - August 3, 2024

 

 

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Performance Dates: July 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 30, Aug 3

For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, contact our Box Office at 303-292-6700.

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Street Scene

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 main stage performance. Seating is limited — arrive early
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Performing Artists & Creative Team

AllCastCreative
Director/Choreographer

Daniel Pelzig

Conductor

Adam Turner

Anna Maurrant

Katherine Pracht

Frank Maurrant

Kevin Burdette

Rose

Christie Conover

Sam Kaplan

Christian Sanders

Greta Fiorentino

Véronique Filloux

Emma Jones

Hilary Ginther

Harry Easter

Isaiah Feken

Olga Olsen

Cherry Duke

Mae Jones

Lauren Gemelli

Dick McGann

Jeffrey Scott Parsons

Edward, Sergeant of Police; Carl Olsen

Andrew Harris

Nick; Lippo Fiorentino

Brian Downen

Henry Davis

Bernard Holcomb

Samuel; George Jones

Jake Surzyn

Abraham Kaplan

Rob Onuska

Associate Conductor / Chorus Director

Michael Poll

Assistant Conductor/Pianist

Arthur Bosarge

Principal Coach

Shelby Rhoades

Assistant Conductor/Pianist

Chan Mi Jean

Resident Fight Choreographer

Matt Herndon

Assistant Conductor/Pianist

Jeremy Reger

Resident Wig and Makeup Designer/Supervisor

Ronell Oliveri

Light Designer

Abigail Hoke-Brady

Costume Coordinator

Barbara Erin Delo

Director/Choreographer

Daniel Pelzig

Previously with CCO: Choreographer, Kiss Me, Kate (2023); Director/Choreographer, Carmen (2011); West Side Story (2008)

Recently: Associate Director/ Choreographer, The Barber of Seville, Seattle Opera (2024);
Choreographer, A Year with Frog and Toad, Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis (2024); Associate Director/Choreographer, The Barber of Seville, Des Moines Metro Opera (2024); Director/Choreographer, City of Angels, Boston Conservatory (2023); Choreographer, The Band’s Visit, Huntington Theatre, Boston (2023)

Director/Choreographer:Street Scene (2024)

Choreographer:Kiss Me, Kate (2023)

Movement Coach:The Pirates of Penzance; The Girl of the Golden West; Street Scene

Conductor

Adam Turner

Previously at CCO: Conductor, Kiss Me, Kate (2023); The Light in the Piazza (2022); Madama Butterfly (2019); Carmen (2017); Man of La Mancha (2015); Associate Conductor (2014, 2011-12)

Recently: Artistic Director & Chief Conductor, Siegfried, Madama Butterfly, Virginia Opera (2018-present); Conductor, Roméo et Juliette, Toledo Opera (2024); Conductor, Sweeney Todd, Pacific Symphony (2024)

Conductor:Street Scene (2024)

Conductor:Kiss Me, Kate (2023)

Anna Maurrant

Katherine Pracht

Recently: Helen, February (Kaminsky premiere), Opera on the Avalon - Newfoundland (2023); Mary Johnson, Fellow Travelers, Virginia Opera (2023); Cornelia, Giulio Cesare, West Edge Opera (2022); Madeline Mitchell, Three Decembers, Opera on the Avalon (2022); Elizabeth Cree, Elizabeth Cree, West Edge Opera (2021)

Ann Maurrant:Street Scene

Voice Type:Soprano

Frank Maurrant

Kevin Burdette

Previously with CCO: John Claggart, Billy Budd (2019)

Recently: Bartolo, Il barbiere di siviglia, Seattle Opera (2024), Santa Fe Opera (2022); Papinou, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (world premiere), Dallas Opera (2023); Sweeney Todd, Sweeney Todd, Austin Opera (2023), Chautauqua Opera (2023); Stefano, The Tempest, La Scala (2022)

Frank Maurrant:Street Scene

Voice Type:Bass

Rose

Christie Conover

Previously with CCO: Education and CCO Presents Artist 2015-present

Recently: Rusalka, Rusalka, Opera Steamboat (2019); Contessa, Le Nozze di Figaro, Opera Colorado (Student Matinee) (2019); Pamina, Die Zauberflöte, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra (2018); Micaëla, Carmen, Billing Symphony Orchestra (2018); Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro, Livermore Valley Opera (2017)

Rose:Street Scene

Voice Type:Soprano

Sam Kaplan

Christian Sanders

Recently: Rodolfo, La Bohème, Minnesota Opera (2024); Alfred, Die Fledermaus, Pensacola Opera (2024); Vain Man/ Snake, The Little Prince, Utah Opera (2024); Little Bat, Susannah, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (2023); Loge, Das Rheingold, Dayton Opera (2023); Beppe, Pagliacci, Opera Tampa (2023)

Voice Type:Tenor

Sam Kaplan:Street Scene (2024)

Greta Fiorentino

Véronique Filloux

Previously with CCO: Papagena, The Magic Flute (2018); La damoiselle élue, La damoiselle élue (2019)

Recently: Adina, L’elisir d’amore, Annapolis Opera (2024); Rosina, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Arizona Opera (2024); Helen, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (workshop), The Metropolitan Opera (2023); Musetta, La bohème, Berkshire Opera Festival (2023); Zerbinetta, Ariadne auf Naxos, Arizona Opera (2022); Semele, Semele, Pittsburgh Opera (2021)

Greta Fiorentino:Street Scene

Voice Type:Soprano

Emma Jones

Hilary Ginther

Previously with CCO: Emilia, Otello (2023)

Recently: Olga, Eugene Onegin, Opera Columbus (2024); Giovanna Seymour, Anna Bolena, Musica Viva Hong Kong (2023); Rosina, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Virginia Opera (2023); Maddalena, Rigoletto, Opera Columbus (2023); La Maestra delle Novizie, Suor Angelica, Opera Omaha (2023)

Emma Jones:Street Scene (2024)

Emilia:Othello (2023)

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Harry Easter

Isaiah Feken

Central City Opera: Second Man, Kiss Me, Kate (2023); Giuseppe Naccarelli, The Light in the Piazza, 2022; Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, 2022

Recently: Papageno (Cover), Die Zauberflote, Des Moines Metropolitan Opera; First Sargent, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Opera Colorado; Il Conte, Le nozze di Figaro, Voci nel Montfeltro Festival

Harry Easter:Street Scene (2024)

Second Man:Kiss Me, Kate (2023)

Voice Type:Baritone

Olga Olsen

Cherry Duke

Recently: Old Lady/Blair Daniels, Sunday in the Park with George, El Paso Opera (2024); Flora, La traviata, El Paso Opera (2023); Julia Child, Bon Appetit, El Paso Opera (2021); Dolly Levi, Hello, Dolly!, UTEP Dinner Theatre (2019); Principessa, Suor Angelica, Opera UTEP (2019)

Olga Olsen:Street Scene

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Mae Jones

Lauren Gemelli

Previously with CCO: Lois Lane/Bianca, Kiss Me Kate (2023)

Recently: Choreographer and Associate Director, Broadway Backwards, New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway (2023); Liz, Mona, u/s Velma, u/s Roxie, u/s Mama, Chicago: The Musical, Broadway National and International Tours (2015-2019); Velma, Chicago: The Musical, Broadway National Tour at The Kennedy Center (2017); Ensemble, Hal Prince’s final Candide, New York City Opera (2017)

Mae Jones:Street Scene (2024)

Lois Lane (Bianca):Kiss Me, Kate (2023)

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Dick McGann

Jeffrey Scott Parsons

Previously with CCO: Bill Calhoun/Lucentio, Kiss Me Kate (2023)

Recently: Mike, A Chorus Line, Moonlight Amphitheatre (2021); Ted Hanover, Holiday Inn, Musical Theatre West (2019); Bobby Child, Crazy for You, San Diego Musical Theatre (2019)

Dick McGann:Street Scene (2024)

Bill Calhoun (Lucentio):Kiss Me, Kate (2023)

Voice Type:Baritone

Movement Coach:The Girl of the Golden West; The Pirates of Penzance; Street Scene

Edward, Sergeant of Police; Carl Olsen

Andrew Harris

Previously with CCO: Bartender, The Saint of Bleeker Street (2007); Mutter, Die Sieben Todsünden (2011); Simone, Gianni Schicchi (2011); Zuniga, Carmen (2011)

Recently: Il Re, Aida, Deutsche Oper Berlin (2024); Fafner, Das Rheingold, Siegfried, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (2024); Talpa, Il Trittico, Deutsche Oper Berlin (2024); Vater Rangier, Die Teufel von Loudun, Bayerische Staatsoper (2023)

Edward, Sergeant of Police:The Pirates of Penzance

Carl Olsen:Street Scene

Voice Type:Baritone

Nick; Lippo Fiorentino

Brian Downen

Previously with CCO: Little Bat, Susannah (2008); Lindoro, L’Italiana in Algeri (2003); Spirit of the Masque, Gloriana (2001)

Recently: Gastone, La traviata, El Paso Opera (2023); Beppe, I Paglliacci, El Paso Opera (2020); Tamino, Die Zauberflöte, El Paso Opera (2019); General Wingrave and Narrator, Owen Wingrave, Little Opera Theatre of New York (2019); Triquet, Eugene Onegin, The Metropolitan Opera (2017); Lord Cecil, Roberto Devereux, The Metropolitan Opera (2016)

Nick:The Girl of the Golden West

Lippo Fiorentino:Street Scene

Voice Type:Tenor

Henry Davis

Bernard Holcomb

Previously with CCO: Iago, Otello (2023)

Recently: Chicken Plucker/Adult William, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, Metropolitan Opera (2024); Alfredo, La Traviata, Eugene Opera (2024); Street/Elijah (cover), X:The Life and Times of Malcolm X, Metropolitan Opera (2023); Luis Griffith (cover), Champion, Metropolitan Opera (2023)

Henry Davis:Street Scene

Iago:Othello (2023)

Voice Type:Tenor

Samuel; George Jones

Jake Surzyn

Recently: Elijah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Christ Church Grosse Pointe (2024); Councilman (cover), Breaking the Waves, Detroit Opera (2024); Der Lautsprecher, Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (2024); Alfio, Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera West (2023); Older Thompson, Glory Denied, Permian Basin Opera (2023)

Samuel:The Pirates of Penzance

Mr. Jones:Street Scene

Voice Type:Baritone

Abraham Kaplan

Rob Onuska

Abraham Kaplan:Street Scene

Voice Type:Tenor

Associate Conductor / Chorus Director

Michael Poll

Recently: Guest Conductor, Tchaikovsky and New Works, Virginia Tech (2024); Guest Artist, Siete, BalletX of Philadelphia (2023); Guest Artist, New Commissions, SUNY Binghamton (2023); Guest Conductor, Elgar and New Works, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2022); Conductor, Così fan tutte, Bloomsbury Opera (2019)

Associate Conductor / Chorus Master:The Pirates of Penzance

Cover Conductor / Chorus Master:The Girl of the Golden West

Associate Conductor / Chorus Master:Street Scene

Assistant Conductor/Pianist

Arthur Bosarge

Recently: Chorus Master and Director of the Apprentice Artists Program, Sarasota Opera (2024); Hansel and Gretel, Opera Birmingham (2023); A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Utah Festival Opera (2023); L’occasione fa il ladro, Opera Southwest (2023)

Assistant Conductor/Pianist:The Girl of the Golden West

Assistant Conductor/Pianist:The Pirates of Penzance

Assistant Conductor/Pianist:Street Scene

Principal Coach

Shelby Rhoades

Previously at CCO: Principal Coach (2024); Music Staff (2023)

Recently: Music Staff, Palm Beach Opera (2023-24); Music Staff, Seattle Opera (2022-23)

Assistant Conductor/Pianist

Chan Mi Jean

Recently: Lecturer in Collaborative Piano, University of Tennessee at Martin (2018-Present); Music Director, MUEN 367: Lyric Opera Theater (2018-Present); Co-Director & Chair of Collaborative Piano Program, Vilacello String and Piano Summer Music Festival (2023); Vocal Coach & Music Director for Young Singer Program, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival (2022-2023)

Resident Fight Choreographer

Matt Herndon

Previously with CCO: Fight Choreographer, Romeo et Juliette, Kiss Me, Kate, Otello (2023); The Light in the Piazza, Die Fledermaus, Two Remain (2022)

Recently: Fight Choreographer, Sweeney Todd, IU Opera and Ballet Theatre (2024); Fight Choreographer, Romeo et Juliette, IU Opera and Ballet Theatre (2023)

Resident Fight Choreographer:The Pirates of Penzance

Resident Fight Choreographer:The Girl of the Golden West

Resident Fight Choreographer:Street Scene

Assistant Conductor/Pianist

Jeremy Reger

Colorado based pianist Jeremy Reger maintains an active performing, teaching, and coaching career.  He has served on the music staff of Virginia Opera, Opera Steamboat, Eugene Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, Mill City Opera, Central City Opera, the Opera Studio at Recife, the Youth Symphony of Guaruhlos, Brazil, and the Minnesota Opera. He is an associate professor of vocal coaching at CU Boulder.  Prior to that position, he taught at the Music Academy of the West, Christopher Newport University, and at the Jacob’s School of Music. A strong advocate of new opera, Reger has participated in workshops for composers Damien Geter, Jake Heggie, Tom Cipullo, Ricky Ian Gordon, Kevin Putz, and Mark Adamo.  

 

Assistant Conductor/Pianist:The Girl of the Golden West

Assistant Conductor/Pianist:Street Scene

Resident Wig and Makeup Designer/Supervisor

Ronell Oliveri

Previously with CCO: Wig and Makeup Designer/Supervisor (2011; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2023)

Recently: Opera Colorado, Sampson and Delilah (2024); Opera Omaha, The Last Dream of Frida and Diego (2024); Opera Columbus, Eugene Onegin (2024); Pacific Symphony, La Bohème (2024)

Light Designer

Abigail Hoke-Brady

Previously with CCO: Lighting Designer, Roméo et Juliette (2023) Kiss Me, Kate (2023); Otello (2023)

Recently: Lighting Designer, Roméo et Juliette, Toledo Opera (2024); Don Pasquale, Opera Omaha (2023); Rigoletto, Holy City Arts and Lyric Opera (2023); Sir John In Love, Bard Music Festival (2023)

Costume Coordinator

Barbara Erin Delo

Contact our Box Office for more information at 303-292-6700 or boxoffice@centralcityopera.org.

Performance Location

Central City Opera House
124 Eureka St.
Central City, CO 80427

Composer

Kurt Weill

Lyrics by

Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice

Book by

Elmer Rice, based on his play of the same name

Sung In

English
(English supertitles)

Run Time

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