Wolf Trap Presents Music from Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story and More Under the Stars
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The last date listed for Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story and More was Friday July 16, 2010 / 8:15pm.
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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.
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Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. Through a wide range of artistic and education programs, Wolf Trap enhances our nation’s cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience.
Wolf Trap is run through a public/private partnership between the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. The Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, creates and selects programming; develops education programs; handles ticket sales, marketing, publicity, and public relations; and raises funds to support these programs while keeping ticket prices affordable. The National Park Service maintains the grounds and buildings of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and provides technical theater assistance for the Filene Center.