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West Side Story

Leonard Bernsteins world famous musical is currently staged at the Opernhaus Hannover.

Tanzende Personen auf der Bühne © Thomas M. Jauk

Farid Halim und Kevin Schmid schwingen das Tanzbein

Ein Mann und eine Frau liegen sich in den Armen. © Thomas M. Jauk

Maria und Tony sind unglücklich ineinander verliebt.

West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet". The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo's younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what's happened, tragedy strikes and doesn't stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending.

Event(s): 01.04.2018 
from 19:30 to 22:00 o'clock

Staatsoper Hannover

  • Opernplatz 1
  • 30159 Hannover
Tickets 21,00 € - 75,00 €
Advance sale:

Sold out, possibly remaining tickets! In German language, songs in English with German subtitles.

Das erleuchtete Opernhaus bei Nacht. © Marek Kruszewski