Threepenny Opera Musical Lyrics

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Threepenny Opera Lyrics

The Threepenny Opera adapted from a translation by Elisabeth Hauptmann of John Gay's 18th-century English ballad opera, The Beggar's Opera, and four ballads by François Villon, with music by Kurt Weill. Although there is debate as to how much, if any, contribution Hauptmann might have made to the text, Brecht is usually listed as sole author.

The work offers a socialist critique of the capitalist world. With influences from jazz and German dance music, songs from The Threepenny Opera have been widely covered and become standards, most notably "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny".

Release date: 1954
Last Update:October, 24th 2023

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