Kurt Weill in January
Jan. 01, 2019
A new production of Street Scene opened at Theater Münster on January 3, with additional performances on the 11th and 31st. The production, directed by Hendrik Müller and conductor Stefan Veselka, runs in repertory through May 25. On January 10, 12, and 13, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs Suite aus der Dreigroschenoper, conducted by Ludovic Morlot. On January 17, the New York Festival of Song and The Juilliard School team up to present an evening of Weill Songs with their program “Kurt Weill’s Berlin”. Also on January 17, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performs The Seven Deadly Sins and selections from Weill’s Broadway shows, with soloist Lisa Vroman, and conductor Adam Turner. To wrap up the month, Ensemble Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Figurentheater Winterthur present Zaubernacht in Winterthur, Switzerland on January 26.
(Die sieben Todsünden/Kurt Weill/London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)
For more events coming up this month, visit the performance calendar on KWF.org.
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Street Scene (1946)
an American opera in two acts
book (Eng) by Elmer Rice; lyrics (Eng) by Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice
based on the play "Street Scene" by Elmer Rice
6S, A, 4Mz, 4T, 3Bar, B-Bar, B, boy soprano, speakers, dancers and orchestra
Suite aus der Dreigroschenoper (arr. 1956)
for orchestra and voice ad lib.
arranged by Max Schönherr
2(pic).2.2.2-188.8.131.52(or 2 tbn and 1 tba)-perc(xyl, cym, tri, s.d, wdbl)-gtr.hp.pno(cel)-str
Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins) (1933)
ballet chanté in nine scenes
lyrics (Ger) by Bertolt Brecht
for soprano, 2 tenors, baritone, bass, dancer and corps de ballet
Kurt Weill Edition (Series I, Volume 0)
edited by Elmar Juchem and Andrew Kuster
for solo soprano and chamber orchestra