Wolf Trap Presents Music from Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story and More Under the Stars
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The sensual vocals and poetic songwriting of Grammy-winning singer Mary Chapin Carpenter helped propel her 1992 country album Come On Come On to quadruple-platinum status. Since then, her beautiful music has become more socially and politically oriented, while also increasingly bringing in orchestral elements. Her latest album, Songs From the Movie, revisits tunes from her past, setting them to symphonic instrumentation evocative of a stirring film score. Now, you can see her play these compelling reinventions of her own with the National Symphony Orchestra. Learn More
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Featuring the National Symphony Orchestra with singers from the Wolf Trap Opera Company: Ashlyn Rust, David Portillo, Hana Park, and Nathaniel Peake
Conducted by Emil de Cou
Music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Gounod and Bernstein
• Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky began work on his Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture while he was a 29-year-old lawyer and revised it three times over the next 10 years.
• Sergey Prokofiev extracted three different concert suites from his 1936 Romeo and Juliet ballet masterpiece.
• Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette opera was first performed in 1888, and remains one of his most-loved works.
• Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story score modernized the Romeo and Juliet story into one of the most iconic stage productions of the twentieth century. The original Broadway play was nominated for a Tony Award in 1957, and led to numerous revivals and an Oscar-winning movie.
There will be a free Pre-Performance Discussion one hour before the performance.