The Kurt Weill Foundation is pleased to announce recipients of support through the mid-year 2022 cycle of its Grants Program. The robust collection of applicant projects featured a number of gems. To name just three: a nine-city tour of Lady in the Dark in the Netherlands and beyond; the North American premiere of the fifteen-player version of The Seven Deadly Sins, prepared by HK Gruber and Christian Muthspiel; and the first performance of Down in the Valley with orchestra in New York City since Weill’s centenary in 2000.

The Foundation’s Grants Program awards financial support to individuals and not-for-profit organizations for projects related to Weill, Lenya, or Marc Blitzstein. Learn more here.

The mid-year 2022 awardees are as follows:

Professional Performance

Annapolis Opera (Annapolis, MD), Lost in the Stars. 2 performances, 28, 30 October 2022
Baerum Kulturhus (Sandvika, Norway), Zaubernacht. 1 performance, 23 September 2022
Little Opera Theatre of New York (New York, NY), Down in the Valley. 8 performances, 19 – 27 November 2022
Madison Opera (Madison, WI), The Seven Deadly Sins (North American premiere of the Gruber-Muthspiel 15-player version). 2 performances, 3, 5 February 2023
Opera Zuid (Maastricht, The Netherlands), Lady in the Dark. 12 performances (touring through Maastricht, Utrecht, TIlburg, Eindhoven, Luxemburg, Den Haag, Heerlen, Rotterdam, and Breda), 11 November – 11 December 2022.

College/University, Amateur Performance

Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA), The Threepenny Opera. 7 performances, 28 October – 6 November 2022
Musicians for the World (Lima, Peru), String Quartet no. 1, op. 8. 1 performance, 8 August 2022
The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University (Houston, TX), Street Scene. 2 performances, 4, 6 November 2022
Vegas City Opera (Las Vegas, NV), The Threepenny Opera. 5 performances, 27 – 30 October 2022