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Neil Fisher
Gramophone, March 2020

WEILL, K.: Street Scene [Opera] (Teatro Real, 2018) (NTSC) BAC162
WEILL, K.: Street Scene [Opera] (Teatro Real, 2018) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) BAC562

Conducted by Tim Murray, the Madrid players treat all of it elegantly.

…Lucy Schaufer is excellent as the beaky, shrewish Mrs Jones, Eric Greene is a warm janitor (armed with the hit number ‘I got a marble and a star’) and as a diligent schoolgirl Marta Fontanals, Simmons leads a lovely rendition of another delightful song, ‘Wrapped in a ribbon and tied in a bow’. © 2020 GramophoneRead complete review on Gramophone




Santiago Martín Bermúdez
Scherzo, March 2020

This DVD delivers intense and huge enjoyment of a little-known work © 2020 Scherzo



Paul Corfield Godfrey
MusicWeb International, January 2020

WEILL, K.: Street Scene [Opera] (Teatro Real, 2018) (NTSC) BAC162
WEILL, K.: Street Scene [Opera] (Teatro Real, 2018) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) BAC562

Most of the other characters, even the lover himself sung by the personable Joel Prieto, are small cameos rather than principal operatic roles; but all are given sharply observed portrayals here, most notably Michael J Scott and Geoffrey Dolton.

The conductor Tim Murray keeps the score moving. He allows the more dramatic passages full weight but at the same time relishes the more light-hearted sections—and the committed orchestral playing rivals that of the bands on the audio recordings directed by Carl Davis (TER) and John Mauceri (Decca).

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. © 2020 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Kevin Filipski
The Flip Side, December 2019

WEILL, K.: Street Scene [Opera] (Teatro Real, 2018) (NTSC) BAC162
WEILL, K.: Street Scene [Opera] (Teatro Real, 2018) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) BAC562

Kurt Weill’s glorious Broadway musical-cum-opera, set in a Manhattan tenement, premiered in 1946 with songs (with lyrics by poet Langston Hughes) and drama (based on Elmer Rice’s play) as relevant now as they were nearly 75 years ago. John Fulljames’ splendid 2018 production at Madrid’s Teatro Real has a terrific singing cast led by Patricia Racette, Paulo Szot, Mary Bevan and Joel Prieto. Weill’s biting tunes sound pretty formidable as performed by the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real de Madrid, and conducted by Tim Murray. Both hi-def video and audio are first-rate. © 2019 The Flip Side





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