List of works for the stage by Weill

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This is a complete list of the stage works of the German, and later American, composer Kurt Weill (1900–1950).

Title Genre Sub­divisions Libretto Première date Place, theatre
Zriny opera   Körnerafter a tragedy by Theodor Körner 1916composed 1916, but lost  
Ninon von Lenclos opera   Hardtbased on a drama by Ernst Hardt 1920composed 1920, but lost  
Zaubernacht ballet with song 1 act BoritschWladimir Boritsch 1922-11-1818 November 1922 Berlin, Theater am Kurfürstendamm (de)
ProtagonistDer Protagonist opera 1 act KaiserGeorg Kaiser 1926-03-2727 March 1926 Dresden, Staatsoper
Royal Palace opera 1 act GollYvan Goll 1927-03-022 March 1927 Berlin, Krolloper
Na und?     Felix Joachimson 1927-06-99composed 1926–1927, but unperformed and lost  
Mahagonny-Songspiel Songspiel 3 acts BrechtBertolt Brecht 1927-07-1717 July 1927 Baden-Baden, Kurhaus
ZarDer Zar lässt sich photographieren opera buffa 1 act KaiserGeorg Kaiser 1928-02-1818 February 1928 Leipzig, Neues Theater
DreigroschenoperDie Dreigroschenoper
(The Threepenny Opera)
play with music 8.1prologue and
8 scenes
BrechtBertolt Brecht, after The Beggar's Opera by John Gay 1928-08-3131 August 1928 Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm
Happy End comedy with music 3 acts HauptmannElisabeth Hauptmann and Bertolt Brecht 1929-09-022 September 1929 Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny opera 3 acts BrechtBertolt Brecht 1930-03-099 March 1930 Leipzig, Neues Theater
JasagerDer Jasager Schuloper 2 acts BrechtBertolt Brecht, after Elisabeth Hauptmann's translation from Arthur Waley's English version of the Japanese No drama Taniko 1930-06-2323 June 1930 Berlin
BürgschaftDie Bürgschaft opera 3.1prologue and
3 acts
NeherCaspar Neher, after Johann Gottfried Herder's parable Der afrikanische Rechtspruch 1932-03-1010 March 1932 Berlin, Städtische Oper
SiebenDie sieben Todsünden ballet chanté 8 parts BrechtBertolt Brecht 1933-06-077 June 1933 Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
SilberseeDer Silbersee play with music 3 acts KaiserGeorg Kaiser 1933-02-1818 February 1933 Leipzig, Altes Theater & Stadttheater Magdeburg (de) & Theater Erfurt
Marie Galante play with music 2 acts DevalJacques Deval 1934-12-2222 December 1934 Paris, Théâtre de Paris
KuhhandelDer Kuhhandel operetta 2 acts VamberyRobert Vambery 1990-03-22composed 1934 but not performed until: 22 March 1990 Düsseldorf (in concert)
Kingdom for a CowA Kingdom for a Cow (revision of Der Kuhhandel) musical play 3 acts ArkellReginald Arkell and D Carter 1935-06-28 28 June 1935 London, Savoy Theatre
WegDer Weg der Verheissung biblical drama 4 acts WerfelFranz Werfel 1935composed 1934-1935, but unperformed until: 13 June 1999 Chemnitz, Theater Chemnitz
Johnny Johnson musical play 3 acts GreenPaul Green 1936-11-1919 November 1936 New York, 44th Street Theatre
Eternal RoadThe Eternal Road (revision of Der Weg der Verheissung) biblical drama 4 acts WerfelFranz Werfel 1937-01-077 January 1937 New York City, Manhattan Opera House
Knickerbocker Holiday musical comedy 2 acts AndersonMaxwell Anderson 1938-09-2626 September 1938 Hartford, Connecticut
Davy Crockett musical play 2 acts HaysH R Hays 1938composed 1938, but unfinished  
Railroads on Parade (A Fantasy on Rail Transport) circus opera   HungerfordEdward Hungerford 1939-04-3030 April 1939 New York World's Fair
Ulysses Africanus musical play 2 acts AndersonMaxwell Anderson 1939-99composed 1939, but unfinished  material later used in Lost in the Stars
Lady in the Dark musical play 2 acts HartMoss Hart and Ira Gershwin 1941-01-2323 January 1941 New York, Alvin Theatre
One Touch of Venus musical comedy 2 acts NashOgden Nash 1943-10-077 October 1943 New York, Imperial Theatre
Firebrand of FlorenceThe Firebrand of Florence operetta 2 acts GershwinIra Gershwin 1944-03-2222 March 1944 New York, Alvin Theatre
Street Scene American opera 2 acts RiceElmer Rice and Langston Hughes 1947-01-099 January 1947 New York, Adelphi Theatre
Down in the Valley folk opera 1 act SundgaardArnold Sundgaard 1948-07-1515 July 1948 Bloomington, Indiana University
Love Life vaudeville 2 parts LernerAlan Jay Lerner 1948-10-077 October 1948 New York, 46th Street Theatre
Lost in the Stars musical tragedy 2 acts AndersonMaxwell Anderson 1949-10-3030 October 1949 New York, Music Box Theatre
Huckleberry Finn musical 2 acts AndersonMaxwell Anderson after Mark Twain 1950composed 1950, but unfinished  

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