University of Aberdeen Opera Society

University of Aberdeen Opera Society

Kurt Weill: Threepenny Opera

Adapted from John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera is a biting satire on capitalism’s post-war rise, wrapped up in a jazzy score and Bertolt Brecht’s racy libretto. Macheath (Mack the Knife) is a debonair crime lord on the verge of turning his illegal empire into a legitimate business. When he marries young Polly Peachum, her father is enraged. Peachum controls London’s beggars. He strives to have Macheath hanged. Unfortunately for him, the chief of police is an old friend of Macheath’s…

Tickets available through APA Box Office or on the door, no booking required.

£15, £5 Students/concession

Performances on: 

Friday 15 March, 19.30 hrs

Saturday 16 March, 19.30 hrs

Sunday 17 March, 19.30 hrs

Arts Lecture Theatre

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