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Work: West Side Story

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ComposerBernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)
Period20th century
LibrettistStephen Sondheim
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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More grit, less glitter required for Opera Australia's West Side Story

West Side Story © Jeff Busby
A youthful cast can't save this two-dimensional West Side Story.
***11
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West Side Story: A Manhattan Juke-Box on Sydney Harbour

The Jets © Prudence Upton
For the first time, a musical comes to the outdoor stage of the annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. 
****1
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West Side Story in Kansas City: Broadway flair meets opera style

Vanessa Becerra (Maria) and Andrew Bidlack (Tony) © Elise Bakketun
Zambello's politically re-'woke' West Side Story comes to Kansas.
***11
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Superlative playing from the John Wilson Orchestra

Mikaela Bennett and Ross Lekites © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The effervescent John Wilson and his orchestra make Bernstein's musical sparks fly.
***11
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West Side Story visually vibrant but musically mediocre in Hannover

Michael Pflumm (Tony) and Stella Motina (Maria) © Thomas M Jauk
Matthias Davids’ impressive production needed the dynamism of Dudamel to do justice to Bernstein’s marvellous music.  
***11
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