This new production, directed by Philip Tiedemann, combines live actors and puppetry for a fascinating take on this Weill-Brecht classic . . .
Matthew Grills, tenor, of Rochester, N.Y, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition . . .
We are pleased to introduce the newly revamped and enhanced Kurt Weill Foundation website . . .
Walter Huston made "September Song" his own in 1938 when he played Stuyvesant on Knickerbocker Holiday on Broadway. Now his granddaughter carries on the family tradition . . .
Kurt Weill's Symphony No. 1 will be featured in Carnegie Hall's innovative Spring for Music Festival . . .
Weill and Brecht's Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny returns to the city of its world premiere in 1930, conducted by Ulf Schirmer.
The Kurt Weill Foundation announces twelve finalists for the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition; the judges will be Rebecca Luker, Rob Berman, and Theodore S. Chapin.
The most comprehensive and satisfying overview yet of Weill's works for the stage, written by renowned scholar Stephen Hinton, whose engagement with Weill has lasted decades and resulted in several essential volumes, most notably the critical edition of the score and text of Die Dreigroschenoper.
Lemper and the Vogler Quartet embark on a North American tour in March and April 2012.
REVIEW: "Under the seemingly nonchalant, never obvious direction of Matthias Davids, the performers move beautifully on the set, which is sparse but cleverly jazzed up with video. . . the Staatsorchester under Mark Rohde warms up to an elegant, variegated Weill sound." --Manuel Brug, Die Welt
Powerhouse director Barrie Kosky teams up with German star Dagmar Manzel for a new production of the Weill-Brecht classic, which will return to the Komische Oper in May.
The Brussels Philharmonic under Fabian Gabel will perform The Seven Deadly Sins and the Symphonic Nocturne from Lady in the Dark in Brussels, Bruges, and Ghent.
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, first staged by La Fura dels Baus in September 2010, has already been released on video and visited Moscow. Now it will have three performances in Athens with some members of the original cast . . .
This production opened last summer at the Napoli Teatro Festival in Naples and has traveled to Trieste, Brindisi, Rome, and Ravenna. Staged in Italian (translation by Paolo Capriolo), it will close with five performances at Venice's storied Teatro La Fenice.
The Collegium Vocale Gent, I Solisti di Vento, and violin soloist Patricia Kopachinskaja perform three Weill works: Das Berliner Requiem, Vom Tod im Wald and the Violin Concerto . . .
FEATURES: Festival home page, with message from director Michael Kaufmann; Complete Festival program; Profile of artist in residence Ute Gfrerer; Information on symposium: "Weill und Frankreich"; Preview by Deutschland Radio
Kurt Weill gets a fair amount of attention for his musical and theater works, but no one ever mistook him for Samuel Pepys. Yet the new anthology, New York Diaries 1609-2009 (Modern Library, 2012) includes three short diary entries from early 1950 . . .
As part of its 20th Century Classics series, EMI has reissued a budget set of Weill's First and Second Symphonies (conducted by Gary Bertini) and Violin Concerto (soloist Frank Peter Zimmermann, conducted by Mariss Jansons) along with the complete album, Kurt Weill on Broadway . . .