The Threepenny Opera
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BY BERTOLT BRECHT (TEXT)
AND KURT WEILL (MUSIC)
WITH THE COLLABORATION OF ELISABETH HAUPTMANN
GERMAN | GERMAN SURTITLES
Performance rights: Suhrkamp Verlag AG Berlin
This shark has a bite. Brecht and Weill’s songs still spark punchlines today. Her texts expose human depths. They hold up a mirror to us and raise questions: Who are the real gangsters in society? Who prostitutes themselves for whom? Who or what is really “poor”? “First comes the food, then comes the morale”. Does morality even come after eating? Brecht was 30 years old when he wrote his opera critical of capitalism and, together with Weill’s cross-genre compositions of tango, jazz, blues elements and fairground music, landed one of the greatest theatrical successes of the 20th century. Yes, this shark has teeth. That he has bite is proven by the fact that the Threepenny Opera
was banned after Hitler’s seizure of power in 1933. A good reason to polish the shark’s teeth!
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: DANIEL SPAW / Cornelia von Kerssenbrock 12.07.24
PRODUCTION & STAGE DESIGN: VERENA VON KERSSENBROCK
COSTUME DESIGN: LILLI HARTMANN
FESTIVAL CHOIR IMMLING
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA IMMLING
PLAYING TIME: CA. 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
+ CA. 30 MINUTES BREAK