Street Scene

July 13 - August 3, 2024



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.

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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.

New 2024 subscriptions go on sale January 2, 2024.

Single tickets will be available on April 1, 2024.

Performance Location

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


Kurt Weill

Lyrics by

Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice

Book by

Elmer Rice, based on his play of the same name

Sung In

(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