CCM’s Kurt Weill Festival resumes this month with the Mainstage Series production of Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera (running Feb. 28 – March 10). This spring’s festival events will also include concert performances of Weill’s Kiddush (Prayer of Sanctification) and the a capella madrigal “Ho, Billy, O!” from the Weill musical Love Life. View a full schedule of festival events here. Learn more about The Threepenny Opera after the jump.
The Cincinnati Enquirer recently featured CCM’s upcoming Mainstage Series production of The Threepenny Opera (Feb. 28 – March 10) as one of “13 Performances that Promise to Melt Your Heart” this winter.
Jackie Demaline writes, “Before there was Cabaret or Chicago, there was Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s ‘opera’ that is intent on setting opera on its ear. Also a jabbing political satire of its era, The Threepenny Opera is all about wicked bandit and womanizer Macheath (Mack the Knife) and his adventures in London’s underworld. Expect CCM Musical Theatre to sing the show to the rafters under the direction of CCM Opera department chair Robin Guarino.”
A part of CCM’s year-long Kurt Weill Festival, The Threepenny Opera is set in an anachronistic Victorian London envisioned by Tony Award-winning guest scenic designer John Arnone and brought to life by CCM’s theatre design and production students.
The Threepenny Opera is directed by Guarino with musical direction by Roger Grodsky and choreographer Patti James. This production includes mature subjct matter.
You can read Demaline’s full roundup of “hot” winter performances here.
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce details for the 2012-13 CCM Mainstage Series of opera, musical theatre and drama productions.
This year’s unforgettable Mainstage Series features breathtaking opera from modern to classic, masterful musicals from Kurt Weill and the composers of Mamma Mia and wondrous comedy and drama from Shakespeare and William Saroyan. The series features six fully staged works, with performances taking place Oct. 3, 2012 through April 7, 2013.
Please see below for production and ticketing details. For additional information, call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or visit ccm.uc.edu.
Read Jackie Demaline’s coverage in the Cincinnati Enquirer for even more information on CCM 2012-13 Mainstage Series.