• 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists AnnouncedFourteen Singer-Actors Compete in Rochester, April 18, 2015
  • Ian Bostridge Beats Drums for WeillTenor Performs Complete Walt Whitman Cycle in U.S.
  • U.S. Premiere of The Road of Promise at Carnegie HallThe Collegiate Chorale Presents an Oratorio Based on The Eternal Road
  • Lost in the Stars at Washington National Opera, February 2016Eric Owens, Wynn Harmon Reprise Their Roles from Glimmerglass
  • Storm Large at Large with the Seven Deadly SinsThree Orchestras, Three Cities, Two Conductors, One Month
2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists Announced1 Ian Bostridge Beats Drums for Weill2 U.S. Premiere of The Road of Promise at Carnegie Hall3 Lost in the Stars at Washington National Opera, February 20164 Storm Large at Large with the Seven Deadly Sins5

0125-72KURT WEILL (1900-1950)
Born in Germany, came to the US in 1935. Composer of the Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Lady in the DarkStreet Scene and many other innovative works for the theater. His extensive list of works also includes well-known songs and instrumental music, preserved on innumerable recordings. One of the most versatile and influential theater composers of the twentieth century.

1356LOTTE LENYA (1898-1981) Actress and singer. Married to Weill in 1926, she appeared in several of his works. After his death, she dedicated herself to promoting, performing, and recording his compositions. Also remembered for her portrayal of Rosa Klebb in From Russia With Love and of Fräulein Schneider in Cabaret on Broadway.

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