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West Side Story – Bernstein

This American masterpiece, inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, is set in the Upper West Side of the 1950s Manhattan and retraces the impossible love story of Tony and Maria, each belonging to rival gangs, the Polish Jets and immigrant Puerto Rican Sharks.

With an iconic musical score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story is a unique blend of musical theater, opera and dance. David Stern and Opera Fuoco’s young artists present this semi-staged production after musical performances at the Mona Bismarck American Center and the Bal Blomet jazz club in Paris during the previous season.


Saturday 30th of March 2019 – 20h45
La Barbacane – Beynes (78)

Past seasons

30th of June 2018
Bal Blomet (Paris 15)


West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein

Libretto by Stephen Sondheim


Soprano – Axelle Fanyo, Dania El Zein
Mezzo-soprano – Alexia Macbeth, Sophia Stern
Tenor – Andres Agudelo, Marco Angioloni, Benoit Rameau
Baritone – Olivier Gourdy, Louis Roullier

Piano – Karolos Zouganelis

Mise en espace – Catherine Vrignaud Cohen

Direction – David Stern