This is the original version from the George Wilhelm Pabst film Dreigroschenopera (1931). The film is loosely based on the 1928 musical theatre success The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. As was usual in the early sound film era, Pabst also directed a French language version of the film, L'Opéra de quat'sous, with some variation of plot details (the French title literally translates as "the four penny opera"). A planned English version was not made. The two existing versions were released on a video. The Threepenny Opera differs in significant respects from the play, and the internal timeline is somewhat vague. The whole of society is presented as corrupt in one form or another.
Sung by the excellent Carola Neher in the role of Polly.
Barbara Song will be included in next MISERO PROSPERO Project production: Meting Kurt Weill.
The Threepenny Opera
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