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The Beggar's Opera Synopsis and Character Descriptions




The Beggar's Opera Characters
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Name Gender Vocal Part Age Range Role Type
Macheath male tenor 25 – 40 lead
Peachum male bass 40 – 60 lead
Polly Peachum female soprano 17 – 27 lead
Lucy Lockit female soprano 17 – 27 lead
Mrs. Peachum female soprano 35 – 55 supporting
Lockit male bass-baritone 40 – 60 supporting
Filch male tenor 25 – 55 supporting
Diana Trapes female soprano 35 – 55 supporting
Beggar male spoken 30 – 65 supporting
The Player male spoken 20 – 40 cameo
The Gang & Women of the town N/A various 14 – 99 chorus


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