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Bernstein, Leonard

West Side Story (1957)

Duration: 89 minutes

musical based on a conception of Jerome Robbins


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Book by Arthur Laurents, Lyrics Stephen Sondheim


Scoring

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Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.


World Premiere
26/09/1957
Winter Garden Theatre, New York, NY
Jerome Robbins, director and choreographer
Conductor: Max Goberman


Roles

MARIA Soprano
TONY Tenor
ANITA Mezzo-Soprano
RIFF Baritone
ROSALIA Contralto
FRANCISCA Contralto
CONSUELO Tenor
ACTION Bass-Baritone
BABY JOHN Baritone
BIG DEAL Tenor
A-RAB Tenor
SNOWBOY Bass
DIESEL Bass-Baritone
BERNARDO Bass-Baritone
A GIRL Mezzo-Soprano
Krupke speaking role
Schrank speaking role
Glad Hand speaking role
Offstage voice of Maria's mother speaking role
Offstage voice of Maria's father speaking role
Doc speaking role

Time and Place

1950s, New York City


Moods

Dramatic, Romantic


Subjects

Contemporary, Relationships, Society


Recommended Recording

Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Alexander Bernstein, Tatiana Troyanos, Marilyn Horne, Kurt Ollmann, Louise Edeiken, Stella Zambalis, Angelina Réaux, Marty Nelson, Stephen Bogardus, Peter Thom, Todd Lester, Richard Harrell, Broadway Chorus, Broadway Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
Deutsche Grammophon 4571992

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West Side Story


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