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Opera News Spotlights the Lenya Competition1 Julius Rudel, 1921-20142 Busy Summer for Lenya Competition Winners3 Complete Recording of One Touch of Venus Now Available4 Kurt Weill/Lotte Lenya Young Artist Sponsorship5

0125-72KURT 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.

1356LOTTE 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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