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The Works of Kurt Weill

Here you can explore the full range of original works by Kurt Weill, as well as many derived or compiled since his lifetime. Works are presented in three categories: Stage works, Concert works, and Songs. Some can be found in more than a single category. The works are searchable, sortable in alphabetical and chronological order, and filterable by original status, parent work title, and scale of instrumental forces.

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Kurt Weill centrally devoted his career to the creation of music theater in a spectrum of genres. The Stage Works category contains all works that were intended for production on the stage in some form, whether they be operas, operettas, musical comedies or some unique mixed genre. Under the individual page for each work can be found basic information such as synopsis, performing forces, published editions, translations and adaptations. Pages may also include featured audio and video, historical production photos, and other background information useful to professionals and fans alike. Listings may be sorted by title or date and filtered by original status and scale of performing forces, as appropriate to their respective categories.

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Stage Works

  • Der Weg der Verheißung (adapted as The Eternal Road) 1935

    Biblical Drama in four parts by Franz Werfel. First performed in English adaptation as The Eternal Road, translation by Ludwig Lewisohn.

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  • Der Zar lässt sich photographieren, op. 21 (The Czar Has His Photograph Taken) 1928

    Opera buffa in one act. Libretto by Georg Kaiser.

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  • Zaubernacht (Magic Night) 1922

    Children's pantomime for solo soprano and chamber orchestra. Scenario by Wladimir Boritsch and Weill.

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