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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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"A View from the Bridge"
27 ratings
4.0 average rating
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55 events
13 reviews
30 stars
attended Nov 11 2007

Wonderful production - very passionate and gut-wrenching. Great voices!

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19 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 08 2007

More of a music drama than a traditional opera although there are a couple of arias. Very well done with outstanding production values and great performances. Story, based on an Arthur Miller play, is powerfully told, but quite grim. Music is...continued

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9 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 08 2007

this was an extraordinary experience. The singing and acting were terrific, and of course, the story so intense. The staging was amazing...the photos used in the background were fabulous. The chorus was wonderful.

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Set in post-war New York, A View from the Bridge tells the tale of Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone, whose desire for his adult niece, Catherine, leads to disaster in his community and home. Composer William Bolcom collaborated closely with Arthur Miller to set View as an opera, a partnership that resulted in a truly memorable theatrical experience. Classic opera themes of love, loyalty and betrayal meld with Bolcom’s masterful score—a veritable history of American musical culture, incorporating doo-wop, blues and American standards. The perfect opera for first-time attendees and operaphiles alike, A View from the Bridge offers a uniquely American operatic event unlike anything else you’ll see this year.

Composed by William Bolcom

Libretto by Arnold Weinstein and Arthur Miller

Production from Lyric Opera of Chicago

Washington premiere

Sung in English with English supertitles