WEILL, K.: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Sung in English) (Teatro Real, 2010)

WEILL, K.: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Sung in English) (Teatro Real, 2010)


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Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Sung in English)
Composer: Weill, Kurt
Libretto/Text Author: Brecht, Bertolt

Alaska-Wolf Joe: Humes, Steven
Bank-Account Bill: Katzameier, Otto
Jack O'Brien: Easterlin, John
Jim MacIntyre: Konig, Michael
Leocadia Begbick: Henschel, Jane
Toby Higgins: Easterlin, John
Trinity Moses: White, Willard

Costume Designer: Castells, Lluc
Lighting Designer: Schonebaum, Urs
Stage Director: Olle, Alex
Stage Director: Padrissa, Carlus
Television Director: Sommer, Andy

Date of Production: 2010
Venue: Teatro Real, Madrid
Playing Time: 02:17:48
Catalogue Number: BAC067
UPC: 3760115300675

A hard-hitting new production of Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by the Catalan collective La Fura dels Baus at the Teatro Real de Madrid.

Composed in the 1930s by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, this is a mordant satire on capitalism and the inexorable industrialisation of a society in which the ultimate crime is not having money. In twenty scenes the authors tell the story of a city lost in the middle of a desert and run by three thugs; in Mahagonny food, sex, gambling and violence rule supreme.

The production by Alex Olle and Carlus Padrissa, both of La Fura dels Baus, combines enormous inventiveness, joy and energy with awe-inspiring ferocity.

Perfect casting brings together a group of singers - Measha Brueggergosman, Michael Konig, Jane Henschel and Willard White - who are also marvellous actors.

The Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus are directed by young Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, who actually began his career at the Teatro Real. In November 2010, he received the El Ojo Critico prize, awarded annually to Spain's most outstanding artists in the classical music field.

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