Indianapolis Opera to Open 2013-14 Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA, 10/11-20

Indianapolis Opera to Open 2013-14 Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA, 10/11-20

Indianapolis Opera opens the 2013-2014 Season with its premiere of Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera. All performances take place October 11-20, 2013 at the Basile Opera Center in Indianapolis. The 2013-14 Season marks 39 years for the IO.

The Threepenny Opera is a sharp political perspective and social commentary wrapped in the sounds of 1920's Berlin jazz and cabaret. Most will recognize the tune, "Mack The Knife" made famous by Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and countless others that describes the principal character MacHeath. Tickets start at just $18.

The Threepenny Opera: Enter into a seamy underworld of hoodlums, beggars and prostitutes that make up a captivating world of salacious cynicism and merry anarchy. The Threepenny Opera asks the question, "Who's the bigger criminal, the man who robs a bank or the man who founds a bank?" At the center of this sensational story is amoral and antiheroic Mack the Knife - lover, murderer and criminal mastermind. Things go awry after Mack marries Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of beggars, and her disapproving father sets out to have Mack hanged.

Featuring an all-star cast and the celebrated Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra led by James Caraher.

Cast List:
Conductor - James Caraher
Director - Bill Fabris
Lighting Designer - Betsy Cooprider-Bernstein
Chorus Master - John Schmid
Mr. Peachum - Robert Kerr
Mrs. Peachum - Janara Rose Kellerman
Polly Peachum - Rachel Sparrow
MacHeath - Corey McKern
Jenny Diver - Caitlin Mathes
Tiger Brown - TBA
Lucy Brown - Jacqueline Brecheen
Beggar/Filch/Warden Smith - Adam Piper

Season ticket packages are still available, and on sales for remaining season shows are TBA. For more information, visit