The Threepenny Opera

Northwestern University Production (1948)

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Macheath
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Polly
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Mr. Peachum
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Mrs. Peachum
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Tiger Brown

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Musical Numbers


Act One

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  • The Moritat of Mackie the Knife
  • Peachum's Morning Anthem
  • The I-for-One Song
  • Wedding Song for Poorer People
  • Pirate Jenny
  • The Song of the Heavy Cannon
  • Wedding Song for Poorer People (reprise)
  • Liebeslied

Act Two

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  • In a Little Song Polly Gives Her Parents a Hint of Her Marriage to the Gangster Macheath
  • On the Uncertainty of Human Circumstances
  • Pollys Lied
  • The Ballad of Sexual Submissiveness
  • The Ballad of the Fancy Man
  • The Secret of Gracious Living
  • The Jealousy Duet
  • Second Threepenny Finale

Act Three

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  • The Ballad of Sexual Submissiveness (reprise)
  • The Song of the Futility of All Human Endeavor
  • The Song of Solomon
  • Grabschrift
  • Ballad in which Macheath Begs Pardon of All
  • The Arrival of the Mounted Messenger

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Trivia & History

Musical director Thomas Willis ran into much difficulty. His major source for the score was borrowing it from the New York Public Library, which was missing some music. "The Ballad of Sexual Submissiveness" had to be transcribed from a recording.


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