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Operas by Kurt Weill
.The Seven Deadly Sins (German: Die sieben Todsünden, [1] French: Les sept péchés capitaux) is a satirical ballet chanté ("sung ballet") in seven scenes (nine movements) composed by Kurt Weill to a German libretto by Bertolt Brecht in 1933 under a commission from Boris Kochno and Edward James.^ The seven deadly sins: Greed .
  • The seven deadly sins: Greed « Paulo Coelho’s Blog 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC paulocoelhoblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But these seven Sins aren't actually deadly.
  • TWITARDED: Seven Deadly Sins of Twilight 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC twitarded.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As the title itself suggests, seven deadly sins of academy; so considering it we need to get our perspective right that the author here is talkin about the sins which are supposedly not to be done.

It was translated into English by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman. This would be the last major collaboration between Weill and Brecht.

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Performance history

.The Seven Deadly Sins was first performed in the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris on 7 June 1933. It was produced, directed and choreographed by George Balanchine with mise en scène by Caspar Neher.^ The seven deadly sins: Greed .
  • The seven deadly sins: Greed « Paulo Coelho’s Blog 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC paulocoelhoblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Inspiration and many details on the physical representations of the seven deadly sins came from Spenser's The Faerie Queene , book I, canto IV. .
  • Fiends of Sin: Seven Deadly Fiends for Seven Deadly Sins - EN Publishing | DriveThruRPG.com 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC rpg.drivethrustuff.com [Source type: General]

^ But these seven Sins aren't actually deadly.
  • TWITARDED: Seven Deadly Sins of Twilight 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC twitarded.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The lead roles were played by Lotte Lenya (Anna I) and Tilly Losch (Anna II).[2] .Nils Grosch writes that it "was met with bewilderment by the French audience (not just because the work was sung entirely in German).^ That is just how God's way works because He knows that the best way to produce sons of God is the same way the Son of God achieved His glory.
  • Lust (Forerunner Commentary) :: Bible Tools 31 January 2010 13:32 UTC bibletools.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I have actually hidden in the bathroom at work, reading fan fiction, because I just could not get enough.
  • TWITARDED: Seven Deadly Sins of Twilight 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC twitarded.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because it's not just the person who betrayed you, it's the entire notion of being able to let your guard down with the one you love.
  • Dr. Helen: The Effect of Women's Anger on Men 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC drhelen.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.German émigrés living in Paris, however, were enthusiastic and considered it 'a grand evening.'"^ You can't even consider that men have a valid critisism about the women they have known and lived with all of their lives.
  • Dr. Helen: The Effect of Women's Anger on Men 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC drhelen.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

[3] The production went to London opening at the Savoy Theatre under the title Anna-Anna, on 28 June of the same year with an impromptu translation by Lenya.
.Kurt Weill was commissioned to compose Die sieben Todsünden by Edward James, a wealthy Englishman who had been in Paris during Weill’s visit in December of 1932. James’s wife, Tilly Losch, was a ballerina who James himself described as having a striking resemblance to Weill’s wife, Lotte Lenya.^ Thus, to intentionally strike out during a company softball game is a great step for someone who "must" always be the best athlete, or "must never" fail.
  • Anger Management 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC www.ucmeta.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Paul says, "So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own; bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.

^ The; Father sends the Son who voluntarily humbles Himself in coming to earth to; suffer and die as the divine - human mediator.

[4] .Knowing that Weill was going to write for Lenya, James, in contracting Weill for the opera, included a clause for his wife, Losch, to dance opposite her lookalike.^ I don't know if I am going to heaven or will do a stint in hell for transgressions I may not realise and have forgetten, including making a careless remark to or about someone.
  • Comments on Seven Deadly Sins: On Faith at washingtonpost.com 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

[5] .This set-in-stone the complicated split personality plot before Bertolt Brecht even knew he was the librettist.^ There are many leaders of our government I disagree with and think if I knew in person I would even dislike as people, but that's as far as it goes, that's as far as it should ever go.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

.It was revived by Weill's widow Lenya in the 1950s; however with the main singing part in version transposed to a fourth below its original pitch level which matched her new lower voice but did not correspond to his intentions.^ But the new factor of sin did necessitate divine; intervention and the supplementation of the original Mandate with the new; factor ofredemption.

^ However, those with lower levels of household income ; are more likely to have never married, as well as to be divorced ; ; ; 75 ; and separated.
  • Social Structure and Anger: Social Psychological Mediators 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Widows' significantly ; lower level of self-efficacy revealed by analyses of variance ; reported previously is not evident once other sociodemographic ; characteristics are controlled in regression.
  • Social Structure and Anger: Social Psychological Mediators 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

[6] .Another transposed version, down by a full octave, was used by Marianne Faithfull in her recording from 1997.[6] The original higher version has been recorded by, among others, Elise Ross, Anne Sofie von Otter, Teresa Stratas and Anja Silja.^ In one version, the classifier distinguishes four classes; in another version, only two classes are used.
  • W3C Emotion Incubator Group 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC www.w3.org [Source type: Reference]

Major productions with premiere dates

in German unless otherwise noted
  • December 4, 1958, City Center, New York City Ballet; George Balanchine, choreographer; Robert Irving, conductor; Anna I (singer), Lotte Lenya; Anna II (dancer), Allegra Kent (in English).^ Trying him in a civilian court in New York City is a travesty of the history of law and due process.
    • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Are you prepared for Khalid Sheikh Muhammed to walk on evidentiary technicalities in New York City?
    • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The announcement this morning by his disaster of an Attorney General to try KSM and 4 al-Qaida deputies in CIVIL court in New York City.
    • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .[8] [9]
  • June 15, 1976, Wuppertal, Wuppertaler Tanzwoche; Pina Bausch, choreographer; Frank Meiswinkel, conductor.
  • December 23, 1987, Lyon, Lyon Opéra-Ballet; Maguy Marin, choreographer; Kent Nagano, conductor.
  • March 15, 1997, New York State Theatre, City Opera, Anne Bogart, director, Derrick Inouye, conductor.^ When I went off to college in New York City I knew maintaining my hair was going to be a challenge.
    • Good Hair, Kinky Hair | The Angry Black Woman 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC theangryblackwoman.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Are you prepared for Khalid Sheikh Muhammed to walk on evidentiary technicalities in New York City?
    • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Until the last 10 years, New York State had at least one Repub or Conservative US Senator continuously for a very long time.
    • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    [10]

Roles

Role Voice type Premiere Cast,
(Conductor:)
Anna I soprano Lotte Lenya
Anna II dancer Tilly Losch
Brother baritone
Mother bass
Father first tenor
Brother second tenor

Synopsis

The Seven Deadly Sins in the recording with Lotte Lenya
.The Seven Deadly Sins tells the story of two sisters, Anna I and Anna II. Anna I, the singer, is the main singing voice.^ The seven deadly sins: Greed .
  • The seven deadly sins: Greed « Paulo Coelho’s Blog 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC paulocoelhoblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ TWITARDED: Seven Deadly Sins of Twilight skip to main .
  • TWITARDED: Seven Deadly Sins of Twilight 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC twitarded.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Inspiration and many details on the physical representations of the seven deadly sins came from Spenser's The Faerie Queene , book I, canto IV. .
  • Fiends of Sin: Seven Deadly Fiends for Seven Deadly Sins - EN Publishing | DriveThruRPG.com 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC rpg.drivethrustuff.com [Source type: General]

.Her sister Anna II, the dancer, is heard only infrequently and the lyrics hint at the possibility that they are the same person: "To convey the ambivalence inherent in the 'sinner', Brecht splits the personality of Anna into Anna I, the cynical impresario with a practical sense and conscience, and Anna II, the emotional, impulsive, artistic beauty, the salable product with an all too human heart."^ I have only one option: to seek God with all my heart, so that God may continue his process of healing and bring me to sexual fulfillment - at home, with my wife, where I belong.
  • The War Within: An Anatomy Of Lust 31 January 2010 13:32 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Those bringing guns to the town meetings are trying to do something about what they've heard with their own personal hands.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yet, as they study and practice availing themselves of that same law, their ability to apply this law will deepen and expand.
  • Anger Management 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC www.ucmeta.org [Source type: Original source]

[11]
"The Family", a male quartet, acts as the Greek chorus. .Both sisters set out from the banks of the Mississippi in Louisiana to find their fortune in the big cities, and to send enough money back to their family to build a little house on the river.^ So, we agree that Alaska sens relatively little money to Washington, and gets back almost twice as much as it sent.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Never before has so much phantom money been printed out of thin air, backed by nothing, producing practically nothing,” Celente continues.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These "little ones" of believers were; marked out by God and set apart or sanctified from the rest of the fallen; world.

After the prologue, in which Anna I introduces the sisters and their plans, seven scenes are devoted to the seven deadly sins, each encountered in a different American city:
  1. Prologue
  2. Faulheit / Sloth (city not mentioned)
  3. Stolz / Pride (Memphis)
  4. Zorn / Wrath (Los Angeles)
  5. Völlerei / Gluttony (Philadelphia)
  6. Unzucht / Lust (Boston)
  7. Habsucht / Greed (Tennessee, in posthumous versions Baltimore)
  8. Neid / Envy (San Francisco)
  9. Epilogue (home, in the new little house)
After arriving back home after seven years, the sisters ostensibly succeed in securing the means to buy the little house, but in the process Anna II envies all those who can engage in the sins she has been deprived of, and the epilogue ends in a sober mood, with Anna II's resigned response to her sister, "Yes, Anna."

Origins

The origins of Weill’s one-act opera, which premiered on June 7, 1933, came from the events of the previous February. .With the Nazis seizing power, the Reichstag fire of February 28 was all that was needed for the librettist and composer, especially Weill as a Jew, to see that Berlin was no longer going to be conducive to their artistic development.^ We can no longer afford to elect leaders as father figures with mythical powers to fulfill our fantasies - we need to look at them as sharp businessmen, intelligent political scientists and global strategists, but above all as human beings, not icons.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As the UN’s Russian embassador said on The Charlie Rose show: Russia knows that it is no longer a Super Power, but we want to be shown respect nonetheless.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Then you go a little more time and realize you see no empirical support for any god force.
  • There is such a thing as righteous anger : Pharyngula 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: Original source]

.After spending time in Paris in December of 1932, Weill quickly moved back, with his money still held by soon-to-be Nazis in German banks, and found work soon after.^ It is time to take back the country while there is still something worth taking back...."by any means necessary!"
  • The American Spectator : America's Quiet Anger 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC spectator.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They must spend time with their own children, discipling them.; After a hard day's work the couch and TV are very inviting.

^ By implementing discriminatory tax policies that penalize the TARP banks, the govt's actions could weaken the banks to the point where they can not pay back OUR (the taxpayer) money.
  • Anger and Panic At Goldman Sachs Over 90% Tax 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: General]

[12] .Brecht, on the other hand, took the more circuitous route to Paris.^ We may regard the chase for truth as paramount, and the avoidance of error as secondary; or we may, on the other hand, treat the avoidance of error as more imperative, and let truth take its chance.
  • Three-Toed Sloth 21 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.cscs.umich.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lawmakers were shocked, shocked, shocked that Wall Streeters at insurance firm AIG took bonuses with one hand while grabbing a government handout with the other.
  • An Outpouring of Anger From Lawmakers at A.I.G. Hearing - Blogrunner 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

^ On ; the other hand, having more social contacts may benefit some ; people by providing interaction alternatives.
  • Social Structure and Anger: Social Psychological Mediators 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

.He left Paris for Prague, had only a short stay, and went to Vienna to live with a friend.^ Neither I nor a friend (who lives only about 400m from where that was going on!
  • BBC - Justin Webb's America: Getting angry 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I am only left feeling that those same people haven’t seen poverty within their own lives.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's here to stay because it only takes one guy left standing.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

.In less than a month he was already in Zurich, and then to a cheaper residence in Lugano, Switzerland.^ The guy's been in office for less than 10 months, Rob.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Residents of the bluest states, which gave Bush less than 40 percent, donated just 1.9 percent."
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Here are some gems from Sandra Bernhard’s September 2008 DC perfromance, less than 2 months before the presedential election.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

In Lugano he met a patron that offered him residence in his summer home in Carona, outside Lugano. .Upon arriving at his sixth residence in as many weeks Brecht received word from Weill of his commission for the Seven Deadly Sins and made the journey to Paris.^ The seven deadly sins: Greed .
  • The seven deadly sins: Greed « Paulo Coelho’s Blog 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC paulocoelhoblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As the title itself suggests, seven deadly sins of academy; so considering it we need to get our perspective right that the author here is talkin about the sins which are supposedly not to be done.

^ Worried and defensive about The Original Sin, the Seven Deadly Sins and especially the Atonement Theology you mentioned in another thread?
  • Comments on Seven Deadly Sins: On Faith at washingtonpost.com 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

Seven cities in seven weeks.[13] .Each of the seven scenes takes place approximately one year after the previous and Anna find herself in a new city each time.^ Take it one step at a time.
  • There is such a thing as righteous anger : Pharyngula 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
  • Truth Or Tradition - Healthily Processing Anger [Ephesians 4:26 In your anger do not sin...] 10 February 2010 11:21 UTC www.truthortradition.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The WTC went down just like us millions of viewers have seen time-demolition buildings go down in news fluff-pieces for years.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

It is this geographical journey that is parallel to the journey that Brecht takes, his trek from Berlin to Paris.

Satire

.The full title (in English) is "The Seven Deadly Sins of the Petty Bourgeousie". The libretto is satirical: the important moral point is that Anna II does wrong only when she does not commit the sin concerned.^ The seven deadly sins: Greed .
  • The seven deadly sins: Greed « Paulo Coelho’s Blog 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC paulocoelhoblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The only sin that does not apply to me is envy.
  • About Those New Seven Deadly Sins | Civil Liberties | AlterNet 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Ann : The only deadly sin is unbelief.
  • Comments on Seven Deadly Sins: On Faith at washingtonpost.com 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Anna II frequently tries to do the right thing, but is cured of this "temptation" to "sin" by her hypocritical family and her "prudent" alter ego.^ It is disgusting now as the over exuberant on the right try to do it and it was disgusting a year ago when the over exuberant left was attempting the same thing.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Good try, Christopher, and some things right, but some wrong.
  • Seven New Deadly Sins 2 February 2010 9:45 UTC minx.cc [Source type: General]

^ Or that no good could ever come from trying to do the right thing.
  • The anger of the festering fringe - Roger Ebert's Journal 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

.For instance, her "pride" consists in not wanting to work in a strip club, her "lust" is wanting to marry the one she loves rather than marrying for money, and her "anger" is righteous anger against ill-treatment of a fellow worker.^ Rather, we want to find ; the everyday occurrences of anger.
  • Fuzzy Concepts in a Fuzzy Hierarchy: Varieties of Anger 14 May 2010 17:017 UTC www2.bc.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ To me that's a "ghastly" amount of money for energetic healing work, "ghastly" in a whole different way than you intend.
  • Massage Envy envy? - SpaBoom Blog 3 February 2010 15:23 UTC www.spaboomblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rather, I am an experienced high-end "spa-goer," and a hard-working professional who makes plenty of money and has disposable income.
  • Massage Envy envy? - SpaBoom Blog 3 February 2010 15:23 UTC www.spaboomblog.com [Source type: Original source]

Recordings

  • Lotte Lenya sings Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins & Berlin Theatre Songs (Sony 1997)
  • Die sieben Todsünden; Chansons B.Fassbaender, Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR, C.Garben (HMA 1951420)

References

  1. ^ Sometimes listed as Die sieben Todsünden der Kleinbürger ("The Seven Deadly Sins of the Petty Bourgeoisie").
  2. ^ Jurgen Schebera: Kurt Weill: An Illustrated Life; New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1997 (ISBN 0-300-07284-8).
  3. ^ Nils Grosch, album notes, Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins, Marianne Faithfull / Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (BMG Classics 2004 CD 82876060872-2, reissue of 1997 recording)
  4. ^ Ronald K. Shull, “A New Orpheus,” The Genesis of Die sieben Todsünden, comp. Kim H. Kowalke (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986), 206.
  5. ^ Jurgen Schebera: Kurt Weill: An Illustrated Life; New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1997 (ISBN 0-300-07284-8).
  6. ^ a b Nils Grosch, Joachim Lucchesi, Jürgen Schebera: Kurt Weill-Studien; Stuttgart: M & P Verlag für Wissenschaft und Forschung, 1996 (ISBN 3-476-45166-6).
  7. ^ George Balanchine Foundation webpage for Les Sept Péchés Capitaux, 1933, per Boris Kochno
  8. ^ George Balanchine Foundation webpage for The Seven Deadly Sins, 1958
  9. ^ NYCB webpage for The Seven Deadly Sins, 1933 and 1958
  10. ^ Die sieben Todsünden (1933), Kurt Weill Foundation. Accessed 15 November 2006.
  11. ^ Steven Paul Scher, Walter Bernhart, Werner Wolf: Essays on Literature and Music (1967-2004), Rodopi, 2004. (ISBN 90-420-1752-X)
  12. ^ Ronald K. Shull, “A New Orpheus,” The Genesis of Die sieben Todsünden, comp. Kim H. Kowalke (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986)
  13. ^ Ronald K. Shull, “A New Orpheus,” The Genesis of Die sieben Todsünden, comp. Kim H. Kowalke (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986)

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