The Threepenny Opera
Play by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Kurt Weill
Premiered on September 27, 2007 at the Berliner Ensemble, Berlin, Germany
An artistic destiny fulfilled, visionary director Robert Wilson joins the world-renowned Berliner Ensemble in a bold production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera – a seminal work of 20th-century music theater. 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.