Washington National Opera Presents A View from the Bridge: Operatic Setting of Arthur Miller
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The last date listed for A View from the Bridge was Saturday November 17, 2007 / 7:00pm.
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Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play, the acclaimed National Theatre production of… More
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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
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
Sung in English with English supertitles