Theater

The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera
 
US Premiere
 
Oct 4—Oct 8, 2011
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 3hrs with intermission
SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT  $17.50
FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT  $25
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday October 04, 2011
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The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper)
A play by Bertolt Brecht adapted from Elizabeth Hauptmann's German version of John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera"
Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill

"The finest, most felicitous and fresh production of this classic given anywhere"
—Welt am Sonntag (Germany)

An artistic destiny fulfilled, visionary director Robert Wilson (Quartett, 2009 Next Wave) joins the world-renowned Berliner Ensemble for its New York debut in a bold new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera-a seminal work of 20th-century music theater. Presented at BAM in its US premiere, Wilson's production recasts the story of Peachum, Polly, and Macheath in a bewitching setting informed equally by the striking designs of German Expressionist cinema and the shattering, seductive world of Weimar-era cabaret.

Direction, Stage, Light concept by Robert Wilson
Costumes by Jacques Reynaud
Music direction by Hans-Jörn Brandenburg and Stefan Rager
Co-direction by Ann-Christin Rommen
Co-design scenery by Serge von Arx
Co-design costumes by Yashi Tabassomi
Dramaturgy by Jutta Ferbers, Anika Bárdos
Lighting by Andreas Fuchs and Ulrich Eh

Used by arrangement with European American Music Corporation

German with English titles