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Pete Townshend bringing The Who’s Quadrophenia to the Metropolitan Opera House

The Who’s Quadrophenia coming to New York

Pete Townshend is bringing the Who’s Classic Quadrophenia to New York this September. Joining the legendary musician on stage will be Billy Idol and tenor Alfie Boe.

Townshend came up with the concept of blending the Who’s iconic album Quadrophenia with orchestral accompaniment. He premiered the show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in the summer of 2015.

Four performances have been scheduled in the United States this summer including September 9-10 at the Metropolitan Opera House. Additional stops include Lenox, Massachusetts on September 2nd and The Greek Theater in Los Angeles on September 16th.

The New York performances will be led by conductor Robert Ziegler and accompanied by a symphony orchestra and choir.

When asked about these upcoming dates Townshend said:

I’m thrilled to be ringing Classic Quadrophenia stateside through the month of September. Melding the contrasting sounds of Quadrophenia with a symphony has been a really unique and powerful way to reach a wide audience of classical and pop music lovers alike. I couldn’t be more excited to see it continue in the United States.

The Who’s historic rock opera Quadrophenia was originally released as an extensive double album in 1973. The album was later turned into a feature film and theatrical production.

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