Posted by Quixie at 6:15 PMKurt Weill Singspiel in the Galleries
Step into the world of Kurt Weill, the classically-trained German composer who collaborated with playwrights, poets and novelists of his day to reform the musical stage. Arizona Opera’s director, Joel Revzen, accompanies his wife, Cynthia, to explore Weill’s collaboration with Bertold Brecht in the Three Penny Opera. First performed in Berlin in 1928, it was the first time Weill used a ‘popular’ song style for new theatrical purposes. The musical program then follows Weill as he arrives in America in the late 1930s and establishes himself writing both for the New York stage and for Hollywood. Included with Museum general admission.
Thursday, November 3, 7pm