Opera Scotland

West Side Story

Music

Leonard Bernstein

Book

Arthur Laurents

Lyrics

Stephen Sondheim

Source

Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins, derived from the play Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare).

 

Premieres

First Performance: New York (Winter Garden Theater), 26 September 1957.

First Performance in UK: London (Her Majesty's Theatre), 12 December 1958. 

First Performance in Scotland: tbc.

 

Background

Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins.

 

Main Characters

Riff, leader of the Jets (baritone/dancer)

Tony, Riff's friend (tenor)

Bernardo, leader of the Sharks (baritone/dancer)

Maria, Bernardo's sister (soprano)

Anita, Bernardo's girl (mezzo-soprano/dancer)

The Cast

Anita
 Bernardo's girl
Maria
 Bernardo's sister
Tony
 Riff's friend

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