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.
Scott Anthony Smith