Die Dreigroschenoper

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Composer:

Kurt Weill

Librettist:

Bertold Brecht based on the translation by Elisabeth Hauptmann of "The Beggar's Opera"

Premiere:

31 August 1928, Berlin (Theater am Schiffbauerdamm

Language:

German

Synopsis:

Die Dreigroschenoper Synopsis

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About the opera Die Dreigroschenoper

The Threepenny Opera (German: Die Dreigroschenoper) is a musical by German dramatist Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, in collaboration with translator Elisabeth Hauptmann and set designer Caspar Neher. It was adapted from an 18th-century English ballad opera, John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, and offers a Marxist critique of the capitalist world. It opened on 31 August 1928 at Berlin's Theater am Schiffbauerdamm.
By 1933, when Brecht and Weill were forced to leave Germany by the rise of Hitler, the play had been translated into 18 languages and performed more than 10,000 times on European stages.

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Roles in Die Dreigroschenoper

Macheath Tenor or Baritone
Jonathan Peachum Baritone
Celia Peachum Mezzo-Soprano
Polly Peachum Soprano
Lucy Brown Soprano
Jenny Mezzo-Soprano
Filch Tenor
Street Singer Baritone

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Arias from Die Dreigroschenoper
Duets from Die Dreigroschenoper

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Moritat vom Mackie Messer Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 0

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Street Singer
2Und der Haifisch er hat Zahne Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 0

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Street Singer
3Das war Mackie Messer Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 0

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Jenny
4Hochzeitslied fur armere Leute Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 1

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
5Morgenchoral Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Jonathan
6Das ist der Mond uber Soho Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 1

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Celia/Polly
7Die Unsicherheit Menschlicher Verhaltnisse Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: Br Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Jonathan/Celia/Polly
8Seerauber Jenny Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Polly
9Barbarasong Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Polly
10Erst kommt das Fressen dann kommt Moral Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: T/Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Macheath/Celia
11Zuhalter ballade Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: Mz T/BrLanguage: German

Roles: Jenny/Macheath
12Ballade von der sexuellen Horigkeit Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Celia
13Ballade von angenehmen Leben Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Macheath
14Polly's Lied Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Polly
15Eifersuchtsduet Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: German

Roles: Polly/Lucy
16Wovon lebt der Mensch? Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: choir,duetVoice: T/Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Macheath/Celia
17Ich bitte sie mir zu verzeihen Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Macheath
18Ruf aus der Gruft- Nun hort die StimmeMittleid Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Macheath
19Salomonssong Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Jenny
20Und so kommt zum guten Ende Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 3

Type: aria,finaleVoice: Language: German

Roles:
21Choral der Armsten der Armen Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 3

Type: ensembleVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
22Lied Unzulanglichkeit menschlichen Strebens Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Jonathan