• One Touch of Venus Graces Ohio Light Opera1943 Hit by Weill, Nash, and Perelman in Repertory This Summer
  • Lauren Michelle Reaches Finals in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Contest2015 Lotte Lenya Competition First Prize Winner Rolls On
  • Continuum Ensemble Honors Weimar ComposersSwept Away Festival in London Features Weill, Toch
  • Spring 2015 Kurt Weill Newsletter Now AvailableFeatures on the Kurt Weill Edition and The Collegiate Chorale
  • 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Prizewinners Announced!Robin Bailey, Jordan Davidson, Lauren Michelle, Michael Maliakel, Adam Fieldson Take Top Prizes
One Touch of Venus Graces Ohio Light Opera1 Lauren Michelle Reaches Finals in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Contest2 Continuum Ensemble Honors Weimar Composers3 Spring 2015 Kurt Weill Newsletter Now Available4 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Prizewinners Announced!5

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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