The Threepenny Opera

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  • Original score

    • Moritat vom Mackie Messer
      • a.k.a. Ballad of Mack the Knife
      • a.k.a. Mack the Knife
      • a.k.a. Moritat
      • a.k.a. Moritat (Ballad of Mack the Knife)
      • a.k.a. Prologue ? Street Crier's Ballad of Mackie the Knife
      • a.k.a. PROLOGUE: Ballad of Mack the Knife
      • a.k.a. Song of the Extraordinary Crimes of Mac the Knife
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of Mac the Knife
      • a.k.a. The Flick Knife Song
      • a.k.a. The Legend of Mackie Messer
      • a.k.a. The Moritat of Mackie the Knife
    • Morgenchoral des Peachum
      • a.k.a. Morning Anthem
      • a.k.a. Mr. Jonathan Peachum's Morning Chorale
      • a.k.a. Mr. Peachum's Morning Hymn
      • a.k.a. Peachum's Morning Anthem
      • a.k.a. Peachum's Morning Hymn
      • a.k.a. Peachum's Morning Song
    • Anstatt daÃ?-Song
      • a.k.a. "No, They Can't" Song
      • a.k.a. Instead-Of Song
      • a.k.a. Kids Today
      • a.k.a. Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's 'Instead Of' Song
      • a.k.a. The 'Rather Than' Song
      • a.k.a. The I-for-One Song
      • a.k.a. Why-Can't-They Song
    • Hochzeitslied
      • a.k.a. Gang Song
      • a.k.a. The Wedding Song
      • a.k.a. Wedding Song
      • a.k.a. Wedding Song for Polly and Macheath, by the Boys
      • a.k.a. Wedding Song for Poor People
      • a.k.a. Wedding Song for Poorer People
      • a.k.a. Wedding Song for the Less Well-Off
    • Seeräuberjenny
      • a.k.a. Pirate Jenny
      • a.k.a. Pirate Jenny or Dreams of a Kitchen Maid
      • a.k.a. Pirate-Jenny or Dreams of a Kitchen Maid
      • a.k.a. Polly's Song of Jenny the Pirate
      • a.k.a. The Pirate Jenny
    • Kanonen-Song
      • a.k.a. Army Song
      • a.k.a. Cannon Song
      • a.k.a. Duet in Canon, of Macheath and Brown
      • a.k.a. Soldiers' Song
      • a.k.a. Squaddies Song
      • a.k.a. The Cannon Song
      • a.k.a. The Soldiers' Song
      • a.k.a. The Song of the Heavy Cannon
    • Liebeslied
      • a.k.a. Love Duet
      • a.k.a. Love Duet of Macheath and Polly
      • a.k.a. Love Song
      • a.k.a. Moon Over Soho
    • Barbarasong
      • a.k.a. Barbara Song
      • a.k.a. Barbara-Song
      • a.k.a. In a Little Song Polly Gives Her Parents a Hint of Her Marriage to the Gangster Macheath
      • a.k.a. Lucy Song
      • a.k.a. Polly's Barbara Song
      • a.k.a. The 'No' Song
      • a.k.a. The Song of No and Yes
    • Erstes Dreigroschenfinale
      • a.k.a. 1st THREEPENNY FINALE : The World Is Mean
      • a.k.a. 1st Threepenny Finale: The World Is Mean
      • a.k.a. Certain Things Make Our Life Impossible
      • a.k.a. Finale Act I: The Uncertainty of Human Conditions
      • a.k.a. First 3 Penny Finale
      • a.k.a. First Act Finale
      • a.k.a. First Finale
      • a.k.a. First Threepenny Finale
      • a.k.a. First Threepenny Finale: The World Is Mean
      • a.k.a. Life's a Bitch
      • a.k.a. On the Uncertainty of Human Circumstances
      • a.k.a. The Uncertainty of Human Conditions
      • a.k.a. The World is Hard
      • a.k.a. The World is Mean
    • Melodram
      • a.k.a. Farewell Duet of Polly and Macheath
      • a.k.a. Farewell Song
      • a.k.a. Goodbye
      • a.k.a. Goodbye Song
      • a.k.a. Melodrama
    • Pollys Lied
      • a.k.a. Melodrama & Polly's Song
      • a.k.a. Polly's Farewell Song
      • a.k.a. Polly's Song
    • Ballade von der sexuellen Hörigkeit
      • a.k.a. Ballad of Dependency
      • a.k.a. Ballad of Sexual Dependency
      • a.k.a. Ballad of the Prisoner of Sex
      • a.k.a. Sexual Slavery
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of Dependency
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of Sexual Imperative
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of Sexual Obsession
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of Sexual Submissiveness
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of the Overwhelming Power of Sex
    • Zuhälterballade
      • a.k.a. Ballad of Immoral Earnings
      • a.k.a. Ballad of the Fancy Man
      • a.k.a. Knocking Shop Tango
      • a.k.a. Pimp's Ballad (Tango)
      • a.k.a. Tango
      • a.k.a. Tango Ballad
      • a.k.a. Tango Ballad of Jenny, the Courtesan, and Macheath, Her Protector
      • a.k.a. Tango Ballade
      • a.k.a. Tango-Ballad
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of the Fancy Man
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of the Pimp
      • a.k.a. The Procurer's Ballad
    • Ballade vom angenehmen Leben
      • a.k.a. Ballad of Good Living
      • a.k.a. Ballad of Gracious Living
      • a.k.a. Ballad of Living in Style
      • a.k.a. Ballad of the Easy Life
      • a.k.a. Ballad of the Easy Life
      • a.k.a. Easy Life
      • a.k.a. Macheath's Ballad of the Easy Life
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of Pleasant Living
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of the Easy Life
      • a.k.a. The Ballad of the Happy Life
      • a.k.a. The Easy Life
      • a.k.a. The Secret of Gracious Living
    • Eifersuchtsduett
      • a.k.a. Jealousy Duet
      • a.k.a. Jealousy Duet of Lucy and Polly
      • a.k.a. The Jealousy Duet
    • Zweites Dreigroschenfinale
      • a.k.a. 2nd THREEPENNY FINALE : How to Survive
      • a.k.a. 2nd Threepenny Finale: How to Survive
      • a.k.a. Act II Finale
      • a.k.a. Finale Act II: What Keeps Mankind Alive?
      • a.k.a. How Do Humans Live
      • a.k.a. How to Survive
      • a.k.a. Second 3 Penny Finale
      • a.k.a. Second Finale
      • a.k.a. Second Threepenny Finale
      • a.k.a. Second Threepenny Finale: How to Survive
      • a.k.a. What Keeps a Man Alive?
      • a.k.a. What Keeps Mankind Alive?
    • Lied von der Unzulänglichkeit menschlichen Strebens
      • a.k.a. Peachum Explains the Futility of Human Strivings
      • a.k.a. Solidarity Song
      • a.k.a. Song of Futility
      • a.k.a. Song of the Aimlessness of Life
      • a.k.a. Song of the Insufficiency of Human Endeavor
      • a.k.a. The Song About Inadequacy
      • a.k.a. The Song of Inadequacy of Human Striving
      • a.k.a. The Song of the Futility of All Human Endeavor
      • a.k.a. Useless Song
      • a.k.a. What's the Point?
    • Salomonsong
      • a.k.a. Jenny's Song of Solomon
      • a.k.a. Solomon Song
      • a.k.a. Song of Solomon
      • a.k.a. The Socrates Song
      • a.k.a. The Song of Solomon
    • Ruf aus der Gruft
      • a.k.a. A Call from the Grave
      • a.k.a. Call from the Grave
      • a.k.a. Cry from the Dungeon
      • a.k.a. Cry from the Grave
      • a.k.a. Inside the Tomb
      • a.k.a. Macheath's Cry From the Shadow of the Grave
    • Grabschrift
      • a.k.a. Ballad in Which Macheath Asks Everyone for Forgiveness
      • a.k.a. Ballad in Which Macheath Begs All Men for Forgiveness
      • a.k.a. Ballad in Which Macheath Begs All Mens' Forgiveness
      • a.k.a. Ballad in which Macheath Begs Pardon of All
      • a.k.a. Death Message
      • a.k.a. Epitaph
      • a.k.a. Macheath's Letter From the Grave
      • a.k.a. Pardon Me
      • a.k.a. Testament
      • a.k.a. The Ballad in which Macheath asks Everyone's Forgiveness
    • Drittes Dreigroschenfinale
      • a.k.a. 3rd THREEPENNY FINALE : The Mounted Messenger
      • a.k.a. 3rd Threepenny Finale: The Mounted Messenger
      • a.k.a. Act III Finale
      • a.k.a. Finale
      • a.k.a. Finale of The Three Penny Opera
      • a.k.a. The Arrival of the Mounted Messenger
      • a.k.a. The Mounted Messenger
      • a.k.a. The Riding Messenger
      • a.k.a. Third 3 Penny Finale
      • a.k.a. Third Finale
      • a.k.a. Third Threepenny Finale
      • a.k.a. Third Threepenny Finale: The Mounted Messenger

  • Cut prior to Berlin opening


  • Added to 1954 revival


  • Status unknown


  • Added to some later productions



Studio Cast Recordings

Recordings listed here were done in the studio specifically to release as recordings. They do not represent cast recordings of a particular production.

Vanguard Studio Cast (1956)
Liane, Anny Felbermayer, Helge Roswaenge, Hedy Fassler, Alfred Jerger
Columbia / Philips Recording (1958)
Wolfgang Neuss, Willy Trenk-Trebitsch, Trude Hesterburg, Erich Schellow, Johanna von Köczian
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Studio Cast (1963)
Stella Moray, Mike Sammes, John Huw Davies
Studio Cast (1990)
René Kollo, Mario Adorf, Helga Dernesch, Ute Lemper, Milva

Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

  • No demos listed.

Source Material

Based on The Beggar's Opera by John Gay (as translated to German by Elisabeth Hauptman)


Synopsis

No synopsis listed.

Trivia & History

The show was a hit in Berlin and its success spread throughout Europe, with 46 productions opening during the first year of the Berlin run. Within the next 5 years, there had been 130 productions worldwide with a total of over 10,000 performances and had been translated into 18 languages.

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Alternate Titles

  • The 3-Penny Opera (1933 Broadway title)
  • The 3Penny Opera (alternate title)
  • Die Luder-Oper (working title)
  • Die Dreigroschen Oper (German film title)
  • Die Dreigroschenoper (original German title)
  • Gesindle (working title)
  • Mack the Knife (film title)
  • Scum (English translation of working title)
  • The Beggar's Opera (source material)
  • 3 Penny Opera (1989 Broadway revival title)


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