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The Threepenny Opera


  • Rockport Opera House 6 Central Street Rockport, ME, 04856 United States (map)

Co-Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

Libretto by Bertolt Brecht

Music by Kurt Weill

Based on a translation by Elisabeth Hauptmann

English Lyrics: Jeremy Sams

Directed by Paul Hodgson

Based on John Gay's eighteenth century Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera, first staged in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin, is a vicious satire on the bourgeois capitalist society of the Weimar Republic, but set in a London’s Soho. With Kurt Weill's unforgettable music - one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz to the theatre - it became a popular hit throughout the western world.

with
Gordon Adams
Joseph Cote
Hanna DeHoff
Jen Hodgson
Paul Hodgson
Ryan Jackson
Beverly Mann
Caitlin Schick
T.R. Shields
Scott Anthony Smith
Emily Solo
David Troup

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