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The Threepenny Opera

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Genre: Musical Play

Score

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Original score

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

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.

Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

  • No demo recordings listed yet.

Authors

Original Authors

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Book & Lyrics
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Music
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Source Material
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Lyrics (additional)

Later Contributors

This list represents writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.

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Translation
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Adaptation/Translation
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Book (English)
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Lyrics (English)
Genre: Musical Play

Source

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.

Other 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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