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Strasbourg

Opéra

Mulhouse

La Filature
Dates
May 29Jun 29, 2022
Prices
6 - 90 €
Duration
2h45
Age limit
From 12 years
Informations

Including interval
Recommended for ages 12 and over.
With the support of Fidelio.

Cast

Musical Director David Charles Abell Stage Design Barrie Kosky, Otto Pichler Choreography Otto Pichler Concept Barrie Kosky Lighting Franck Evin Choirmaster Alessandro Zuppardo CCN • Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, Chœur de l'Opéra national du Rhin

Artists

Maria Madison Nonoa Tony Jeffrey Kringer Anita Gabrielle McClinton

Presentation

A tale of rivalry between two street gangs. Proud descendants of European immigrants, the Jets under its leader Riff control Manhattan's Upper West Side. But their dominance is threatened by the Sharks, led by Bernardo, a gang of young Puerto Ricans who have recently settled in a city where the American Dream runs up against the harsh realities of racism and insecurity. Sick and tired of a life of brawling, Tony, Riff's best friend, dreams of a better life. At a ball he meets Maria, Bernardo's sister. Forgetting the violence of the world in which they live, the young couple declare their love. But like Romeo and Juliette before them, they are thwarted by the hatred that consumes their respective communities. Broadway comes to Alscace! Sixty-five years since it premiered, West Side Story is just as topical today. Stage director Barrie Kosky and choreographer Otto Pischler put their own stamp on this classic musical in a production of light and shade, celebrating the force of the body. This compelling production is presented for the first time outside the Komische Oper Berlin with a cast of over sixty performers including the entire OnR Ballet company.

In English
Overtitled in French, German

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