Young Colombian-Italian conductor Stefano Boccacci has worked with professional orchestras and opera productions in both Europe and South America. In 2019, he made his debut with the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, and wrote asking for permission to use this portrait of Kurt Weill on his new website, to illustrate a past performance of Weill’s “Happy End” that Boccacci conducted.
Karsh’s record of this Sitting with Kurt Weill refers to the “Playwrights’ Company,” which was an American theatrical production company, from 1938-1960. Karsh photographed some of their key players – See a list here. See a fabulous portrait of members Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon.