City Lyric Opera Announces the Production of ‘The Threepenny Opera’

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

The City Lyric Opera in New York will present a new production of Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht’s “The Threepenny Opera” from Oct. 29 to Nov. 15, 2020. The piece is based on “The Beggar’s Opera” by John Gay, and being performed in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann.

The opera will be produced through both live and recorded performances for the virtual audience. The City Lyric Opera will use strict COVID-19 guidelines in order to keep both cast and production members safe.

The piece will star soprano Sara LaFlamme and Baritone, Justin Austin, and feature an ensemble cast including sopranos Sara LeMesh and Gretchen Pille, mezzos Rachelle Pike, Shanelle Woods and Mary Rice, Tenors Kameron Ghanavati, Geddy Warner, Thomas Walters, and Quentin Bruno, and Baritones Phillip Kalmanovitch, Michael Parham, and Shane Brown.

Whitney George conducts the production by Attilio Rigotti.