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Lenya Story

Musical based on the life and career of Lotte Lenya that draws extensively on her correspondence with Weill. Book by Torsten Fischer and Herbert Schäfer. Musical arrangements by Christian Frank. All but one song composed by Kurt Weill.

Work Details


Full evening (approximately 2 hours with intermission)

First Performance

Vienna, Kammerspiele der Josefstadt, 30 March 2017

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  • Denn wie man sich bettet, so liegt man
  • Barbara-Song
  • Liebeslied
  • Alabama-Song
  • Berlin im Licht
  • Havanna-Lied
  • Moritat von Mackie Messer
  • Zuhälterballade
  • Youkali
  • Was die Herren Matrosen sagen
  • Bilbao-Song
  • Surabaya-Johnny
  • Wie lange noch?
  • Speak Low
  • Nannas Lied
  • What Would You Do? [Kander and Ebb, from Cabaret]
  • Seeräuberjenny

  • Cast

    • Singing Roles

      • Sie [she]
      • Er [he]
  • Instrumentation

    • Woodwinds [one player covering saxophone, clarinet, and flute]
    • Piano
    • Bass
    • Percussion

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