Mahagonny - The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
(The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)
Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill
Three fugitives stumble across the perfect location for their hedonistic dream of a city, without oppressive laws but with lots of sex, whisky and a libertine lust for life
The city of Mahagonny attracts hordes of adventurous loggers, prostitutes and shady fortune seekers drawn by the prospect of a life far from the shackles of civilisation. Everything must be perfectly natural, and naturally it all goes very, very wrong.
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny is an expressive political opera satire that oozes 1930s decadence. Brecht penned the libretto in 1927, and composer Kurt Weill humbly set out to bestow upon the genre a fundamentally new and more popular aria form. And in this he fully succeeded – the opera’s ode to alcohol, the “Alabama Song”, has since been lifted to immortal heights by rock icons including the Doors and David Bowie, and played in pubs worldwide.
Director Graham Vick is sought after from London to Moscow, from Glyndebourne to Berlin, from Saint Petersburg to Madrid. He always surprises and challenges audiences with his original direction of both familiar classics and newly composed works.
Performed in English with Danish supertitles.
Expected duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes
20.11.2016 - 05.03.2017
Instruktør: Graham Vick
Dirigent: Julien Salemkour
Dirigent: Robert Houssart
Scenograf: Paul Brown
Kostumedesign: Allan Watkins
Koreograf: Ron Howell
Lysdesign: Giuseppe Di Iorio
Oversættelse: Jeremy Sams