Concert will begin at 18:30 hours GMT
Bernstein's 'West Side Story' with Sierra, Shrader, Architto, Stone and Akhmetshina from Rome
Bernstein's 'West Side Story' is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang's leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. Performers:
Maria: Nadine Sierra.
Tony: Alek Shrader.
Anita: Tia Architto.
Riff: Mark Stone.
Rosalia: Aigul Akhmetshina.
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Antonio Pappano.