Read the libretto of the German opera Die Dreigroschenoper by Kurt Weill on With links to other information and other operas. Get this from a library! Die Dreigroschenoper: libretto = The threepenny opera: libretto. [Kurt Weill; Bertolt Brecht; Guy Stern]. Die Dreigroschenoper · Kurt Weill Snippet view – Die Dreigroschenoper · Kurt Weill Snippet view – QR code for Die Dreigroschenoper (libretto).

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Brecht libetto intrigued by the story, set in a milieu of beggars, whores and thieves; it seemed the perfect form in which to cast his criticism of the bourgeoisie.

Not a note had been written yet when Brecht was introduced to the idea; he made it a condition of accepting the commission from Josef Aufricht that Kurt Weill should compose the music.

OPERA-GUIDE: Die Dreigroschenoper

Time was scarce, so Brecht and Weill travelled with their wives in May to southern France, where they could work undisturbed. By contrast, the first American performance, on Broadway inwas an outright failure, due to a poor translation and inadequate staging; it closed after 12 performances.


Lotte Lenya played Jenny in the revival, an adapted version by Marc Blitzstein at a Greenwich Village theatre, where it played for over performances. Today, the Dreigroschenoper is one of the most frequently produced musical dreogroschenoper of the 20th century.

Die Dreigroschenoper : libretto = The threepenny opera : libretto (Book, ) []

You will regularly receive information about new scores with free downloads, current prize games and news about our composers. To be able to use Universal Edition in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser. The Threepenny Opera – Piano Selection. Kurt Weill The Threepenny Opera. The Threepenny Opera Year of composition: Play with music Version: Edward Harsh ; Stephen Hinton Text author: Bertolt Brecht Writer of pre-existing text: John Gay Piano reduction: Kurt Weill; Norbert Gingold Roles: Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum, head of a gang of beggars Mrs.

Die Moritat von Mackie Messer 1. Morgenchoral des Peachum 4. Ballade vom angenehmen Leben Ruf aus der Gruft 18b.


Ruf aus der Gruft zweite Strophe Gang zum Galgen Moritat als Motiv A2b. Moritat als Walzer A7a.

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