. The Firebrand of Florence: Broadway Operetta in Two Acts.
What: Musical theater by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
in a joint production by the University of Oregon and Lane Community College
Fancier still if you've got Andrea Marcovicci doing double duty as lead vocalist for an evening of Kurt Weill
in America, Nov.
It's a dark world which, in the hands of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
, created a classic and enduring piece of theatre.
Opera North's spring visit to the Theatre Royal has expanded to a fortnight, meaning there's enough of this sparkling production of Kurt Weill
's 1940s hit to go round.
was a rather dull middle of the road composer when he suddenly reinvented himself to write The Three Penny Opera (Mack the Knife) and Happy End -- the Salvation Army story.
In his case studies of Kurt Weill
's Royal Palo ce and Krenek's Jonny spielt auf, he relies heavily on secondary literature; so much so, in fact, that it is difficult to discern his own view of the matter.
Parson set her ten-minute allotment vaguely in Germany--she used an old recording of a Kurt Weill
orchestration--and attached greed to privilege.
There followed the more indelible Kaufman collaborations (and a Pulitzer for You Can't Take It With You); friendships with the Algonquin Round Table (Edna Ferber in particular); success as a librettist with Irving Berlin's As Thousands Cheer, Rodgers and Hart's I'd Rather Be Right, and Lady in the Dark (music by Kurt Weill
, lyrics by Ira Gershwin); and screenwriting pay dirt with Gentleman's Agreement and the Judy Garland version of A Star Is Born.
This recording is devoted entirely to a suite written by Towns and which celebrates the achievements of composer Kurt Weill
Street Scene won a Pulitzer Prize and was adapted into a musical in 1947 with lyrics by Langston Hughes and music by Kurt Weill
Everything you need to know about Rachel Gambiza is revealed in her song "Rock 'n' Roll Star," when she sings "a record deal and some cheese would go quite well with crackers." With her obvious technical skill in classical and heavy metal vocal stylings, and her devious embrace of the absurd and melodramatic, it's as though Gambiza were the unholy offspring of Kurt Weill
and Freddie Mercury.