Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene” visits nine Vt. and N.H high schools

LEBANON, N.H. – Opera North is pleased to announce a free public performance of Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene” at the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, Vermont on April 5 at 4 p.m.

“Street Scene” is a ground-breaking musical drama about immigrant life in New York City between the two world wars. The music will be brought to life by Opera North Resident Artists Trevor Neal, Elisabeth Slaten, Christina Christensen, Tobias Wright and Emily Geller. It will be highlighted with projected images of immigrant life created by Dartmouth professor Annalise Orlick. Pianist Henry Danaher will accompany the singers. 

Opera North’s Education & Outreach program introduces opera and musical theatre to elementary, middle, and high school students in under-served regions of the New Hampshire and Vermont Upper Valley, where funding cuts have severely impacted music and arts education. Each spring and fall, the E&O Tour takes relevant, age-appropriate opera to area schools and libraries. Opera North’s Resident Artists perform short operas or selections from musical theatre and interact with students through informative discussions. The Tour goes to about ten schools and there is no cost for schools to participate.

The 2017 Spring Education & Outreach Spring Tour will kick off Opera North’s 35th season. More details on the events can be found at www.operanorth.org/special-events.html.

Opera North is the premier professional summer music festival of the Upper Valley. Based in Lebanon, N.H., it is the only full-time professional opera company in the region. Summerfest 2017 – Opera North’s 35th season – runs July 8 to August 13, 2017 and will feature three main stage productions – Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” Offenbach’s “La belle Hélène,” and Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me, Kate” – at Lebanon Opera House as well as a series of concerts and special events at landmark locations in the area. For more information, visit Opera North or call 603-448-4141.

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