The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera (1959) was a musical theatre production by The National Stage, based on the work by Bertolt Brecht (libretto) and Kurt Weill (music).

Barthold Halle directed it.

Rolf Berntzen played the role of Mack the Knife.


(Objekt ID 63889)
Object type Production
Premiere May 29, 1959
Produced by The National Stage
In collaboration with Bergen International Festival
Based on The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
Audience Adults
Number of events 23
Language Norwegian
Keywords Musical theatre
Running period May 29, 1959  


The National Stage's repertoire database, donated by The National Stage, 24.06.2016

Contributors (19)
Name Role
Bertolt Brecht – Playwright
Herbrand Lavik – Translation
Barthold Halle – Direction
Kurt Weill – Composer
Per Schwab – Stage design
Per Schwab – Costume design
Eva Bergh – Actor (Lucy)
Rolf Berntzen – Actor (Macheath, Mackie Kniven)
Andreas Bjarke – Actor (Filch)
Stener Fogge – Actor (Krokfinger-Jakob)
Anne Gullestad – Actor (Jenny)
Per Theodor Haugen – Actor (Kimball)
Elna Kimmestad – Actor (Fru Peachum)
Sverre Krogsrud – Actor (Brown)
Lothar Lindtner – Actor (Lirekassemannen)
Roald Meyer – Actor (Mattis Mynt)
Nøste Schwab – Actor (Polly Peachum)
Svend Svendsen – Actor (Lirekassemannen etter sommerferien)
Svend von Düring – Actor (Jonathan Jeremias Peachum)
Performance dates
May 29, 1959Store Scene, The National Stage Opening night