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Leonard Bernstein is best known as a conductor and as a composer of world-famous musical theater pieces like West Side Story and Candide. A lesser known work by him is A Quiet Place. It’s, however, a gem of an opera that was performed in Maastricht thirty year ago. During the Bernstein-Centennial year 2018, Opera Zuid is the only European opera house to perform this heart-rending opera. The music of Bernstein is reminiscent of film music with influences from Broadway and Jazz.

 

Complicated family relationships and the complex relationship…

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Leonard Bernstein is best known as a conductor and as a composer of world-famous musical theater pieces like West Side Story and Candide. A lesser known work by him is A Quiet Place. It’s, however, a gem of an opera that was performed in Maastricht thirty year ago. During the Bernstein-Centennial year 2018, Opera Zuid is the only European opera house to perform this heart-rending opera. The music of Bernstein is reminiscent of film music with influences from Broadway and Jazz.

 

Complicated family relationships and the complex relationship between parent and child are central to the opera. When mother Dinah dies in an alcohol-induced car accident, intense conflict arises between father Sam on the one hand and daughter Dede, her husband Francis and the troubled son Junior on the other. When Sam reads his wife's old diary, he experiences their first years of marriage again. During an emotional quarrel, Junior throws his mother's diary into the air. In the midst of the scrambling shared memories, father and children suddenly realize how strong their love for each other is.

 A Quiet Place is a production of international allure, directed and designed by the award-winning duo Orpha Phelan and Madeleine Boyd.

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When

  • Sunday the 9th of December 2018at 14:00

Prices

  • €39.50

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