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Broad Stripes and Bright Stars: scenes from operas by American composers

Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 19:30
St John's Smith Square, London
£25, £16, £10 (concessions: £22.50, £14.40, £9)
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  1. Act II, Scenes 1 and 2, from Wahnfried - Avner Dorman
  2. Journey on, from Ragtime - Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
  3. Things turn around, from The Grapes of Wrath - Ricky Ian Gordon
  4. Act II, Scene 6, from The Great Gatsby - John Harbison
  5. Addison's trip, from Roadshow - Stephen Sondheim
  6. To this we've come, from The Consul - Gian Carlo Menotti
  7. The ladies who lunch, from Company - Stephen Sondheim
  8. Act II, Scene 1, from Dolores Claiborne - Tobias Picker
  9. The parking lot outside the courtroom, from Dead man walking - Jake Heggie
  10. Our time, from Merrily we roll along - Stephen Sondheim

Celebrated British opera director Keith Warner and the Young Artists of the National Opera Studio present an evening of American opera, featuring scenes and arias from Avner Dorman’s Wahnfried, Stephen Flaherty’s Ragtime, Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath, John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby, Stephen Sondheim’s Roadshow and Company, Menotti’s The Consul, Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne and Jake Heggie’s Dead man walking. Warner’s semi-staged production weaves comedy, mystery and tragedy into one highly-entertaining performance.

Keith Warner is one of the most sought-after directors in the UK. His production of Berg’s Wozzeck at the London Royal Opera House was awarded the Olivier Award as "best opera production 2003“. The production had its revival in 2013. In the last couple of years he has staged at opera houses in Berlin, Vienna, London, Copenhagen, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dresden, Hamburg, Warsaw, Strasbourg and Tokyo, among others. His work also led him to major festivals as Bayreuth, Savonlinna and Bregenz, where he staged the new production of Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier in 2011 as well as the world premiere of Tchaikowsky’s Der Kaufmann von Venedig in summer 2013.

For 40 years, the National Opera Studio has been the leading opera training organisation in the United Kingdom, working in partnership with the six major UK opera companies (English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Opera North, Royal Opera, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera) to deliver intensive bespoke training to 12 singers and four répétiteurs each year. National Opera Studio alumni can be found on the stages and music staff of all major opera houses around the world.

Please note that this production contains strong language.

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