Kurt Weill is known in Germany primarily for the works he created with Bertolt Brecht. His oeuvre, however, comprises much more than just The Threepenny Opera and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. And the musicals he wrote for Broadway – such as Knickerbocker Holiday, Lady in the Dark, One Touch of Venus, Love Life and the »American Opera« Street Scene – are no less revolutionary than the German works that preceded them.
Lonely House (aus Street Scene, New York 1947) | Oh Heart of Love (aus Johnny Johnson, New York 1936) | Le Grand Lustucru (aus Marie Galante, Paris 1934) | I’m a Stranger Here Myself (aus One Touch of Venus, New York 1943) | Two Hearts (aus A Kingdom for a Cow, London 1935) | September Song (aus Knickerbocker Holiday, New York 1938) | Schickelgruber (New York 1942) Youkali (aus Marie Galante, Paris 1934)
My Ship – The Saga of Jenny – The Girl of the Moment – Tschaikowsky – One Life to Live – My Ship (aus Lady in the Dark, New York 1941)
Complainte de la Seine (Paris 1934) | Speak Low (aus One Touch of Venus, New York 1943) | Train du ciel (aus Marie Galante, Paris 1934) | Here I’ll Stay (aus Love Life, New York 1948)
Singer and actress Katharine Mehrling and Intendant Barrie Kosky present French and American songs and ballads from the time of Weill’s exile in New York and Paris – an emotional journey filled with tears and laughter with songs of one of the most important composers of the 20th century.