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Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes “Street Scene” excerpts

Year: 1960, 28 mins
Code: CAT-Street

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Seven scenes from "Street Scene," the opera by Kurt Weill with libretto by Langston Hughes, based on a play by Elmer Rice.

Performed by Elizabeth Carron, Joy Clements, Andrew Frierson, Frank Porretta (Members of the New York City Opera).

The scene: a summer's day in the city.

Elisabeth Carron, was an American operatic soprano from Newark, New Jersey, who had an active international career from the 1940s through the 1980s. In 1954 she portrayed the Young Woman in the world premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street.

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