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Kurt Weill
Composer

Biography
Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950) was a German-Jewish composer, growing up in a religious household. He began piano lessons at 12 and immediately began experimenting with his own compositions. His early success came with his non-stage works though he gravitated toward vocal music and musical theatre. He fled Nazi Germany in 1933, denounced for his socialist views despite being a popular composer. Traveling to Paris, London, and the US he eventually became a United States citizen in 1943. His ideals of writing music that served a socially useful purpose followed him in his travels and he wrote Down in the Valley and other songs in support of the American war effort. Weill died of a heart attack in New York City. His music is still popular sixty years after his death.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase 2013
The Next Stage1999
The Next Stage1998


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Florentine Opera CompanyLittle Mahagonny5/7/2021 - 5/7/2021
Atlanta OperaThe Threepenny Opera4/22/2021 - 5/9/2021
West Edge OperaThe Threepenny Opera8/3/2019 - 8/15/2019
Cedar Rapids OperaThe Threepenny Opera1/10/2019 - 1/13/2019
Virginia OperaStreet Scene9/28/2018 - 10/14/2018
Boston Lyric OperaThe Threepenny Opera3/16/2018 - 3/25/2018
Atlanta OperaThe Seven Deadly Sins9/28/2017 - 10/6/2017
Festival OperaThe Seven Deadly Sins6/24/2017 - 6/25/2017
Washington National OperaLost in the Stars2/12/2016 - 2/20/2016
Opera North (U.S.)Street Scene8/8/2014 - 8/17/2014
Opera ParallèleMahagonny Songspiel4/4/2014 - 4/27/2014
Amarillo OperaThe Threepenny Opera4/4/2014 - 4/6/2014
Indianapolis OperaThe Threepenny Opera10/10/2013 - 10/19/2013
Manhattan School of MusicAufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny4/4/2013 - 4/28/2013
Glimmerglass FestivalLost in the Stars8/25/2012 - 8/25/2012
Central City OperaThe Seven Deadly Sins7/7/2011 - 8/8/2011
Madison OperaThe Threepenny Opera2/2/2011 - 2/13/2011
MasterVoicesKnickerbocker Holiday1/1/2011 - 1/26/2011
Manhattan School of MusicStreet Scene4/4/2008 - 5/5/2008
Pittsburgh Festival OperaLost in the Stars2/2/2008 - 2/24/2008
Los Angeles OperaRise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny2/2/2007 - 3/4/2007
Opera BostonRise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny2/2/2007 - 2/27/2007
Opera Theatre of Saint LouisStreet Scene6/6/2006 - 6/25/2006
Opera ColumbusThe Threepenny Opera1/1/2006 - 1/15/2006
Maine Grand OperaStreet Scene11/1/2005 - 11/26/2005
Arizona OperaThe Threepenny Opera11/1/2005 - 11/19/2005
Long Beach OperaThe Threepenny Opera6/1/2005 - 6/15/2005
Portland OperaStreet Scene3/1/2005 - 4/1/2005
Calgary Opera AssociationThe Seven Deadly Sins3/1/2005 - 3/19/2005
Opera OmahaThe Threepenny Opera10/1/2004 - 10/9/2004
Wichita State University Opera TheatreThe Threepenny Opera3/1/2004 - 3/21/2004
Vancouver New MusicThe Threepenny Opera3/1/2004 - 3/27/2004
Cincinnati OperaThe Seven Deadly Sins6/6/2003 - 6/28/2003
Eugene OperaStreet Scene3/3/2003 - 3/16/2003
Pittsburgh OperaThe Threepenny Opera2/2/2003 - 2/28/2003
Pittsburgh OperaStreet Scene2/2/2002 - 2/24/2002
Lyric Opera of ChicagoStreet Scene10/6/2001 - 11/11/2001
Minnesota OperaStreet Scene2/2/2001 - 3/3/2001
Opera BostonLady in the Dark10/10/2000 - 10/21/2000
Chautauqua OperaStreet Scene8/8/2000 - 8/21/2000
Connecticut Grand Opera and OrchestraThe Threepenny Opera5/6/2000 - 5/14/2000
Juilliard SchoolDer Kuhhandel4/4/2000 - 4/15/2000
Central City OperaStreet Scene7/7/1999 - 8/8/1999
Des Moines Metro OperaStreet Scene6/26/1999 - 7/9/1999
Wichita State University Opera TheatreThe Seven Deadly Sins4/4/1999 - 4/30/1999
Lyric Opera of ChicagoRise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny11/11/1998 - 12/12/1998
New York City OperaThe Seven Deadly Sins9/9/1998 - 9/25/1998
Manhattan School of MusicThe Seven Deadly Sins1/5/1998 - 1/5/1998
Skylight Music TheatreThe Threepenny Opera1/1/1998 - 2/15/1998
Light Opera Of New YorkOne Touch of Venus8/1/1997 - 8/24/1997
New York City OperaThe Seven Deadly Sins3/3/1997 - 3/30/1997
Summer Opera Theatre CompanyThe Threepenny Opera7/7/1996 - 7/28/1996
Curtis Institute of MusicThe Berlin Requiem2/1/1996 - 2/17/1996
Metropolitan OperaRise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny11/11/1995 - 12/12/1995
Lyric Opera of Kansas CityDown in the Valley9/9/1995 - 9/24/1995
Central City OperaThe Threepenny Opera7/7/1995 - 8/13/1995
Houston Grand OperaStreet Scene1/1/1994 - 2/1/1994
Manhattan School of MusicMahagonny Songspiel12/1/1993 - 12/11/1993
Manhattan School of MusicThe Tsar Has His Photograph Taken12/1/1993 - 12/11/1993
Orlando OperaThe Threepenny Opera10/1/1993 - 10/23/1993
Santa Fe OperaThe Protagonist7/1/1993 - 8/1/1993
Santa Fe OperaThe Tsar Has His Photograph Taken7/1/1993 - 7/31/1993
Light Opera Of New YorkKnickerbocker Holiday1/1/1993 - 12/29/1992
Curtis Institute of MusicHappy End4/1/1992 - 5/1/1992
Boston Lyric OperaLost in the Stars1/1/1992 - 1/21/1992
Skylight Music TheatreLady in the Dark9/1/1991 - 10/1/1991


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