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Kurt Weill

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Down in the Valley (1947)
Text Writer
Libretto by Arnold Sundgaard.
G Schirmer Inc
Opera and Music Theatre
Sub Category
Year Composed
45 Minutes
SSAATTBB chorus; ballet
Baritone, Bass, Tenor
Solo Instrument(s)
Tenor [=high Baritone], lyric Soprano, several speaking roles
Alternate Orchestration

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Programme Note
Kurt Weill Down in the Valley (1947)

Cast List:
   BRACK WEAVER: Tenor or High Baritone
   JENNIE PARSONS: Lyric Soprano
   THE LEADER: Baritone
   THE PREACHER: Baritone
   GUARD: Speaking Role
   PETERS: Speaking Role
   JENNIE’S FATHER: Speaking Role
   TWO MEN: Speaking Roles
   TWO WOMEN: Speaking Roles
   The Chorus

Brack Weaver, jailed for murdering Thomas Bouche, escapes to see Jennie, his love. The murder is shown in flashbacks. When he is convinced of Jennie’s love, Brack surrenders.

  • 19 APR 2018
    Lipscomb University, Ward Hall, Nashville, TN
    Lipscomb University
    Dr. Gary Wilson, conductor
  • 22 MAY 2017
    Berlin, Germany
    Schulorchester der Droste-Hülshoff-Schule

    Other Dates:
    23 May - Berlin, Germany
  • 04 AUG 2016
    Leeds, UK
    Opera North Youth Ensembles

    Other Dates:
    5 August - Leeds, UK
  • 12 SEP 2015
    University of Aberdeen, Scotland
    University of Aberdeen
  • 06 MAR 2015
    Wien, Austria
    Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien, Wiener Sängerknaben
    Ernst Theis, conductor
  • 06 MAR 2014
    Anhaltinische Philharmonie Dessau
    Studierende der Hochschule München; Antony Hermus, conductor

    Other Dates:
    8 March - Dessau, Germany
  • 24 MAR 2013
    Glasgow Scotland UK
    Scottish Opera
    Christopher Gray, conductor

    Other Dates:
    24 March - Glasgow Scotland UK
  • 08 MAR 2013
    Kurt Weill Fest Dessau 2013
    Marienkirche, Dessau, Germany
    Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie
    James Holmes, conductor

    Other Dates:
    9 March - Marienkirche, Dessau, Germany
  • 15 DEC 2011
    Wilshire Building Drama Studio, Portsmouth
    University of Portsmouth Students
  • 01 APR 2011
    Powell, WY
    Northwest College

    Other Dates:
    2 April - Powell, WY
  • 25 JAN 2011
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Texas A & M Univeristy Corpus Christi
    Brad Kisner, conductor
  • 15 APR 2010
    Charleston, SC
    Charleston Southern University
    Jennifer Luiken, conductor

    Other Dates:
    16,17 April - Charleston, SC
  • 11 DEC 2009
    New York, NY
    New York University
    Grant Wenaus, conductor

    Other Dates:
    12,13 December - New York, NY
  • 15 OCT 2009
    Brookings, SD
    South Dakota State University
    Steven Grives, conductor

    Other Dates:
    18 October - Brookings, SD
  • 19 FEB 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh High School for the Arts

    Other Dates:
    20 February - Pittsburgh, PA
  • 11 OCT 2008
    Bristol Opera
  • 12 JUL 2008
    University of York Opera Society

    Other Dates:
    14 July - York
  • 28 NOV 2006
    Hereford Sixth Form College, Hereford, Herefordshire
    Hereford Sixth Form College

    Other Dates:
    29,30 November - Hereford Sixth Form College, Hereford, Herefordshire
  • 11 JAN 2006
    Wheaton, IL
    Wheaton College
    Mary Hopper, conductor

    Other Dates:
    12-14 January - Wheaton, IL

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