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The Beggar’s Opera

November 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For one weekend only in November, Mountainside Baroque and The Cumberland Theatre will collaborate on a version, of the rollicking 1728 Baroque farce, “The Beggar’s Opera.” Featuring favorite ballad tunes of the period and John Gay’s satirical commentary on high art and the corrupt aristocracy, this monumentally popular work will be presented fully staged with orchestra. A parody of the Italian opera of the time being composed by Handel and others, the play’s central character, Macheath, is also the basis for the “Mac the Knife” character in the Weill & Brecht’s 1928 The Three Penny Opera.

Friday November 11 – 8:00pm
Saturday November 12 – 8:00pm
Sunday, November 13 – 2:00pm
The Cumberland Theatre
(Preceded by pre-concert talks 30 minutes before each performance)

(For these performances only, tickets will be available through the Cumberland Theatre at 301-759-4990. Mountainside season ticket booklets will also be honored, but reservations must be made in advance through the Theatre.)

The Cumberland Theatre
101 N Johnson Street
Cumberland, Maryland


November 13, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm