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Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein in April

Apr. 01, 2019

Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein in April

John Fulljames’ new production of Kurt Weill's Street Scene, first seen at the Teatro Real Madrid in February 2018, arrives at Oper Köln this month. Tim Murray conducts with Kyle Albertson as Frank Maurrant, Allison Oakes as Anna Maurrant, Emily Hindrichs as Rose, and Jack Swanson as Sam Kaplan. The work is in repertory from April 28 through May 16.

Australian performance artist and cabaret singer Meow Meow performs Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins with Ensemble Unitedberlin, under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, at the Konzerthaus Berlin on April 15. Conductor Kent Nagano and the Orchestra symphonique de Montréal perform the Sins and selected songs with soloist Catherine Major on May 4. Conductor and violinist John Storgårds, who has become a leading champion of Weill’s Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra in recent seasons, performs that work with the Tonkünstler Orchestra at Musikverein in Vienna on May 5 and 7, and at the Festspielhaus in St. Pölten on May 6.


(Die sieben Todsünden/Kurt Weill/London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)  

In addition, John Doyle’s new production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock continues at New York’s Classic Stage Company this month, with performances through May 19.


("Nickel Under the Foot" from The Cradle Will Rock; Patti LuPone; Acting Company, 1985)
 

For more information about Kurt Weill, please visit schott-music.com and kwf.org

For more information on Marc Blitzstein, visit eamdc.com and marc-blitzstein.org.

Kurt Weill

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
1(pic).1.2.bcl(cl).1-2.2.2.0-timp.perc-hp.pno(cel)-str
full evening  

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


2(2pic).1.2.1-2.2.1.1-timp.perc-hp.pno.bnj(gtr)-str


35'    

Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, Op. 12 (1924)
2(pic).1.2.2-2.1.0.0-timp.perc-4 double basses
33’ 


Marc Blitzstein

The Cradle Will Rock (1937)
a play in music
libretto (Eng) by Marc Blitzstein
for 5 mezzo-sopranos, alto, tenor, 5 baritones, 2 bass-baritones, 3 basses, male octet and chorus
1(pic).0.2(1.bcl).0.asax(cl).tsax(cl)-0.2.1(tenor-bass).0-timp.perc-pno.acc-gtr(banjo, Hawaiian gtr or pedal steel gtr)-str
[optional: bugles (trumpets or flugelhorns), fifes (piccolos), side drums]
120’ 

 

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