Threepenny Opera Quotations
I was aroused straightaway by the raw intensity of the songs ...
I fell in love with Weill's music for Threepenny, which seemed to me unworldly and wonderful. Its uncanny effect haunts me to this day.
...you would hear those songs wherever you went in the evening.
The mocking jazz score that the world has come to accept as a true masterpiece.
— Carmen Capalbo
I think the most wonderfully insulting music I have ever come across was composed by the late Kurt Weill for Bert Brecht's Threepenny Opera.
— Walter Kerr
Many have tried to imitate it. No one has succeeded.
— Harold Prince
The Threepenny Opera sums up a whole epoch and evokes a special state of mind.
— Harold Clurman
Weill's Threepenny Opera, so cynical and strangely moving, presented the perfect image of that hopeless and stressful time in Berlin.
— Aaron Copland
It's the subtlety underneath the obviousness that gives strength to The Threepenny Opera.
— Lotte Lenya
The production of Threepenny Opera at the Theater de Lys in the early '50s certainly influenced a whole generation of theater composers-me included.
— John Kander
The Threepenny Opera turns the accepted values of the good life upside down.
— Brooks Atkinson
What is essential to any production of Threepenny is that it be fun.
— John Simon
Does not attack norms but transcends them.
— Herbert Ihering
A model of modern operetta as it should be.
— Oskar Bie
The Threepenny Opera makes it clear how intimately the counter-morality
of the beggars and rogues is bound up with the official morality.
— Walter Benjamin
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