• Index of David Drew's Weill Writings Now On-LineComplete Bibliography Numbers More Than 175 Items
  • Opera News Gives Venus a BoostGreat Review of the New Complete Recording
  • Opera News Spotlights the Lenya Competition"No vocal contest better targets today’s total-package talents."
  • Busy Summer for Lenya Competition WinnersPast Winners Perform in Operas, Musicals, and Concerts
  • Julius Rudel, 1921-2014We Mourn the Passing of the Legendary Conductor and Weill Champion
Index of David Drew's Weill Writings Now On-Line1 Opera News Gives Venus a Boost2 Opera News Spotlights the Lenya Competition3 Busy Summer for Lenya Competition Winners4 Julius Rudel, 1921-20145

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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