Der Jasager | Der Neinsager

by Kurt Weill | Reiner Bredemeyer

»He who says A doesn't have to say B. He can also recognise that A was false«, says the boy. A simple, basic truth with which the second didactic play by Bertolt Brecht "Der Neinsager" ends.
Previously, in 1930, he had written the didactic play »Der ...

»He who says A doesn't have to say B. He can also recognise that A was false«, says the boy. A simple, basic truth with which the second didactic play by Bertolt Brecht "Der Neinsager" ends.
Previously, in 1930, he had written the didactic play »Der Jasager«. Due to intensive debates, particularly with the pupils from Karl Marx school in Berlin Neukölln for which Brecht had written this »school opera« together with Kurt Weill, he remodelled the piece into »Der Neinsager«. In both plays a boy, either a yes-person or a naysayer, travels over the mountains with a group of scientists. The boy wants to fetch medicine for his ailing mother. However, when he himself falls ill and thus becomes a burden to the group, he complies with and agrees to - as has been the custom for a long time - being thrown from a cliff in »Der Jasager«, or alternatively, he refuses to accept being thrown from a cliff in »Der Neinsager«.


    • The Teacher
    • The Boy (alternating)
      • Tim Fluch
      • Kaito Kinoshita
    • The Mother
    • Student 1
    • Student 2
    • Student 3
    • Youth Choir
      • Jasmin Ainatzes | Fridolin Ankerholdt | Jakob Becker | Jodie Blank | Chun-Way Dang | Nadine Flemming | Giulia Giammona | Luisa Glock | Anne Kalkbrenner | Maximilian Kotlyarov | Nastassja Kreft | Cora Langner | Maxim Novikov | Maria Peters |
      • Karina Repova | Magdalena Rogaczewska | Lukas Schmülling | Eva Carolin Schulz | Sharmila Sharma | Anna Weber | Henrik Willun

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