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List of Kurt Weill Operas

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List of popular Kurt Weill operas, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Kurt Weill operas list includes the names of all Kurt Weill operas, so if you're an opera lover you might recognize many of these historic operas. This famous Kurt Weill operas list contains various bits of information, such as what language they were composed in and what genre the popular Kurt Weill opera falls under. There are a lot of well-known Kurt Weill operas out there so this list is a great way to learn about the ones you haven't heard of before.

This list features The Threepenny Opera, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and more.

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  • Der Jasager

    Der Jasager is an opera by Kurt Weill to a German libretto by Bertolt Brecht. Its companion piece is Der Neinsager although Brecht's other text was never set by Weill. Weill also identifies the...  more
  • Der Kuhhandel

    Der Kuhhandel is an operetta by Kurt Weill. The German libretto was written by Robert Vambery....  more
  • Der Protagonist

    Der Protagonist is an opera in one act by Kurt Weill op. 15. The German libretto was written by Georg Kaiser based on his own play of the same name of. Weill's first surviving opera has been...  more
  • Der Silbersee

    Der Silbersee: ein Wintermärchen is a 'play with music' in three acts by Kurt Weill to a German text by Georg Kaiser...  more
  • Der Zar lässt sich photographieren

    Der Zar lässt sich photographieren is an opera buffa in one act by Kurt Weill, op. 21. The German libretto was written by Georg Kaiser, and Weill composed the music in 1927. It is a Zeitoper, a genre...  more
  • Die Bürgschaft

    Die Bürgschaft is an opera in three acts by Kurt Weill. Caspar Neher wrote the German libretto after the parable Der afrikanische Rechtspruch by Johann Gottfried Herder. Composed from August to...  more
  • The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) is a "play with music" by Bertolt Brecht, adapted from a translation by Elisabeth Hauptmann of John Gay's 18th-century English ballad opera, The Beggar's...  more
  • Down in the Valley

    Down in the Valley is a folk-opera in one act by composer Kurt Weill and librettist Arnold Sundgaard, initially composed and conceived for the radio in 1945 then rewritten and produced in 1948. It...  more
  • Mahagonny-Songspiel

    Mahagonny-Songspiel, also known as The Little Mahagonny, is a "small-scale 'scenic cantata'" written by the composer Kurt Weill and the dramatist Bertolt Brecht in 1927. Weill was commissioned in the...  more
  • Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny is a political-satirical opera composed by Kurt Weill to a German libretto by Bertolt Brecht. It was first performed on 9 March 1930 at the Neues Theater in...  more
  • Street Scene

    Street Scene is an American opera by Kurt Weill (music), Langston Hughes (lyrics), and Elmer Rice (book). Written in 1946 and premiered in Philadelphia that year, Street Scene is based on the...  more
  • The Flight across the Ocean

    The Flight across the Ocean is a Lehrstück by the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, inspired by We, Charles Lindbergh's 1927 account of his transatlantic flight. Written for the Baden-Baden Music...  more
  • The Seven Deadly Sins

    The Seven Deadly Sins is a satirical ballet chanté in seven scenes composed by Kurt Weill to a German libretto by Bertolt Brecht in 1933 under a commission from Boris Kochno and Edward James. It was...  more