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  • Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications Until 1 NovemberProjects Related to Weill, Lenya, and Blitzstein Encouraged
  • Virginia Opera Commits to Sins!Ute Gfrerer, Adam Turner Team Up for Die sieben Todsünden
  • Bigger Prizes, New Award Coming in Next Year's Lotte Lenya Competition!Read All About It at kwf.org/llc
  • Jonathon Heyward Named 2016-17 Julius Rudel/Kurt Weill Conducting Fellow!Young Conductor Will Work with Jeffrey Kahane on Lost in the Stars
  • Daring New Production of Threepenny Opera at London's National Theatre!Worldwide Broadcast in Cinemas Beginning 22 September
Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications Until 1 November1 Virginia Opera Commits to Sins!2 Bigger Prizes, New Award Coming in Next Year's Lotte Lenya Competition!3 Jonathon Heyward Named 2016-17 Julius Rudel/Kurt Weill Conducting Fellow!4 Daring New Production of Threepenny Opera at London's National Theatre!5

Kurt Weill KURT WEILL (1900-1950)
Born in Germany, came to the US in 1935. Composer of the Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Lady in the DarkStreet Scene and many other innovative works for the theater. His extensive list of works also includes well-known songs and instrumental music, preserved on innumerable recordings. One of the most versatile and influential theater composers of the twentieth century.

Lotte LenyaLOTTE LENYA (1898-1981)
Actress and singer. Married to Weill in 1926, she appeared in several of his works. After his death, she dedicated herself to promoting, performing, and recording his compositions. Also remembered for her portrayal of Rosa Klebb in From Russia With Love and of Fräulein Schneider in Cabaret on Broadway.

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