The Protagonist
Composer: Kurt Weill
Composer Bio: 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.
Librettist: Georg Kaiser
Other Artistic Personnel: Josef Gielen (director)
Fritz Busch (conductor)
Premiere Date: March 27, 1926
Description: sdfg
Character List (Major): The protagonist (t)
His sister (s)
First actor (bass)
Second actor (b)
Third actor (contralto)
The majordomo of the duke (t)
Young lord (b)
Innkeeper (bass)
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: Eight musicians
Contact: Kurt Weill Foundation
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Protagonist (Weill)
Saturday, July 31, 1993 - Santa Fe Opera
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