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The Threepenny Preview

Episode first aired on 2/4/2011

Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera follows the travails of the notorious criminal Macheath as he navigates a world of beggars, thieves, and prostitutes in Victorian London. With music deeply rooted in jazz and Viennese operetta, Weill's provocative setting of Bertol Brecht's gritty drama has enchanted audiences for the last century. This episode of "Opera Up Close" gave audiences a chance to meet the cast and learn more about mounting this production.