A scene from “The Threepenny Opera” directed by Robert Wilson, part of the 2011 Next Wave Festival
on Oct 3 2011 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House.
An artistic destiny fulfilled, visionary director Robert Wilson (Quartett, 2009 Next Wave) joins the world-renowned Berliner Ensemble for its New York debut in a bold new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt WeillÕs The Threepenny OperaÑa seminal work of 20th-century music theater. Presented at BAM in its US premiere, Wilson’s production recasts the story of Peachum, Polly, and Macheath in a bewitching setting informed equally by the striking designs of German Expressionist cinema and the shattering, seductive world of Weimar-era cabaret.
The actors:
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of beggars)_Jurgen Holtz
Celia Peachum (his wife) Traute Hoess
Polly Peachum (their daughter) Stefanie Stappenbeck
Macheath -Stefan Kurt
Brown (London’s police chief_ Axel Werner
Lucy, his daughter, -Anna Graenzer
Jenny -Angela Winkler
Filch, one of Peachum ‘s beggars, -Georgios Tsivanoglou
Smith, a police constable_ Uli Plebmann
Old Prostitute, -Ruth Gloss
Credit: Stephanie BergerA scene from “The Threepenny Opera” directed by Robert Wilson, part of the 2011 Next Wave Festival
on Oct 3 2011 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House.
An artistic destiny fulfilled, visionary director Robert Wilson (Quartett, 2009 Next Wave) joins the world-renowned Berliner Ensemble for its New York debut in a bold new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt WeillÕs The Threepenny OperaÑa seminal work of 20th-century music theater. Presented at BAM in its US premiere, Wilson’s production recasts the story of Peachum, Polly, and Macheath in a bewitching setting informed equally by the striking designs of German Expressionist cinema and the shattering, seductive world of Weimar-era cabaret.
The actors:
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of beggars)_Jurgen Holtz
Celia Peachum (his wife) Traute Hoess
Polly Peachum (their daughter) Stefanie Stappenbec