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Wonderful
Bernstein!

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Running
20. August–26. August
SCENE
Main Stage
Duration
2 h 40 min

Westside Story, Candide – and Wonderful Town!

Journey to New York during a swinging concert with music by the master of musicals: Leonard Bernstein.

Imagine the sounds of New York City: jazz on the street corner, fast-paced and buzzing city streets, underground clubs and an air of exuberance!

Wonderful Town is all about an encounter with the city that never sleeps. We’re serving this high-energy musical together with excerpts from West Side Story and Candide – in what promises to be an unforgettable concert 

Bernstein’s breakthrough as a composer of musicals 

Wonderful Town (1953) is set in the Bohemian district of Greenwich Village. Two young sisters have come here to pursue their artistic dreams. But before long, reality sets in, as they find themselves in a run-down basement apartment and a tough job market.   

Greenwich Village was also briefly the home of Leonard Bernstein, who would later become one of the Masters of Musicals. Wonderful Town was his major breakthrough and he won no fewer than five Tony Awards, including for best musical.  

Highlights from Westside Story and Candide 

The concert opens with the overture from the operetta Candide (1956). After a fanfare, we are immediately catapulted into Bernstein’s sparkling universe.  

In symphonic dances from West Side Story, we hear jazz and Latin timbres, as well as the well-known themes from the songs ‘Somewhere’ and ‘Maria’.  

  • Free introduction one hour before the performance 

Artistic team and cast

  • Music
    Leonard Bernstein
  • Libretto
    Betty Comden, Adolph Green
  • Conductor
    Karen Kamensek
  • Participants
    Opera Chorus, Opera Orchestra
    • Eileen Sherwood
        • 20. Aug 2022 18:00
        • 22. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 23. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 25. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 26. Aug 2022 19:00
    • Ruth Sherwood
        • 20. Aug 2022 18:00
        • 22. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 23. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 25. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 26. Aug 2022 19:00
    • Robert Baker
        • 20. Aug 2022 18:00
        • 22. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 23. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 25. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 26. Aug 2022 19:00
    • Wreck
        • 20. Aug 2022 18:00
        • 22. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 23. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 25. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 26. Aug 2022 19:00
    • Turistguide
        • 20. Aug 2022 18:00
        • 22. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 23. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 25. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 26. Aug 2022 19:00
    • Første redaktør
        • 20. Aug 2022 18:00
        • 22. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 23. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 25. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 26. Aug 2022 19:00
    • Andre redaktør
        • 20. Aug 2022 18:00
        • 22. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 23. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 25. Aug 2022 19:00
        • 26. Aug 2022 19:00
Price
100–650 kr
Language
engelsk
  • Saturday 20. August
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Monday 22. August
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Tuesday 23. August
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Thursday 25. August
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Friday 26. August
    19:00 / Main Stage