The Threepenny Opera
By Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Kurt Ollmann with music direction by William Lavonis
Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill based their masterpiece on The Beggar's Opera, a work popular in the eighteenth century. The Threepenny Opera explores the evils of post-industrial capitalism through the story of gang leader and Don Juan figure Mack the Knife. The fully staged production, directed by Kurt Ollmann with music direction by William Lavonis, features UW-Milwaukee voice and theatre students and a full student orchestra conducted by Motoaki Kashino.
Produced by UW-Milwaukee Opera Theatre at Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI
Performances: January 26 - 28, 2007
Performance Times: Friday-Saturday @ 7:30pm and Sunday @ 2:00pm
Ticket Prices: $19 general/$10 seniors/ UWM Faculty, Staff & Students free with ID
Call (414) 229-4308 for reservations or more information.