Three on 3: Kurt Weill and Threepenny Opera Featured on BBC Radio 3 Programs
Tune in to BBC Radio 3 for the following broadcasts, featuring Kurt Weill and Threepenny Opera. All programs can be streamed at other times using BBC iPlayer or by downloading the podcast.
Night Waves: The Threepenny Opera
Thursday, 15 October 2009, 9:15 pm (BST)
Philip Dodd brings together a round table of guests to explore one of the most groundbreaking pieces of musical theater of all time–The Threepenny Opera–and its continuing appeal.
Drama on 3: The Threepenny Opera, performed by the BBC Philharmonic
Sunday, 18 October 2009, 8 pm (BST)
HK Gruber, the renowned Austrian composer, conducts members of the BBC Philharmonic in a new production of the Weill/Brecht masterpiece–The Threepenny Opera. This production, which uses Michael Feingold’s translation, has been recorded with a radio audience in mind.
Macheath …… Joseph Millson
Polly/Whore …… Elen Rhys
Mrs Peachum/Whore …… Ruth Alexander-Rubin
Mr Peachum/Rev Kimball …… Zubin Varla
Lucy/Whore …… Rosalie Craig
Jenny …… Ute Gfrerer
Tiger Brown …… Conrad Nelson
Matt …… Kevin Harvey
Jack/Beggar …… Sean Oliver
Walter …… Declan Wilson
Sawtooth Bob/PC Smith …… Peter Edbrook
Jimmy/Filch/Policeman …… Graeme Hawley
Ballad Singer …… HK Gruber
Betty …… Olwen May
The Manchester Chamber Choir and the BBC Philharmonic conducted by HK Gruber.
A BBC Radio Drama North and BBC Philharmonic co-production.
Produced by Nadia Molinari.
See producer Nadia Molinari’s blog entry “Unveiling Radio 3’s Threepenny Opera” for an insiderís view of the production.
Composer of the Week: Kurt Weill
19-23 October 2009, 12 noon and 10 pm (BST)
Tune in daily as Donald Macleod focuses on the life and work of Kurt Weill.