Cast Academy Star Team student Louis takes the professional stage again in the critically acclaimed Opera North production of Street Scene. Louis plays the role of Willie Maurrant in this stunning production.
In a city that never sleeps, it doesn’t pay to have a dream…
On a stiflingly hot summer’s day in New York, a family is pushed to breaking point. Frank is angry at a world that’s changing too fast, his daughter Rose longs for a better life away from the squalor of the city, and his unhappy wife Anna struggles with a terrible secret that could tear them all apart… As the heat builds, the tension erupts into violence and their lives are changed forever.
Weill’s richly-varied score blends opera with the music of golden-age Broadway. Soaring arias and duets rub shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug, and Puccini shakes hands with Gershwin. With numbers such as ‘Lonely House’ and ‘Moon-faced, Starry-eyed’, it’s little wonder that Street Scene was awarded Best Original Score at the first Tony Awards in 1947.
Opera North’s Street Scene plays at the Leeds Grand theatre until February 28th before touring until late March. Don’t miss this stunning production!