Wednesday 1st April 7:15pm
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LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, is sung in English,and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth – recently announced as the successor to Edward Gardner as Music Director of English National Opera. Mahagonny is a satire on money, morality and pleasure-seeking among the dubious citizens of a fictional city. The richly varied, jazz-infused score, influenced by ragtime music, includes such irresistible melodies as the ‘Alabama Song’ and many dramatic ensembles. The superb cast includes Kurt Streit as the wild lumberjack Jimmy, Christine Rice as his sweetheart Jenny, Anne Sofie von Otter in a welcome return to The Royal Opera as the cunning Leokadja Begbick, and Peter Hoare and Willard W. White as her helpers and fellow-fugitives Fatty and Moses.
Jenny Smith Christine Rice Trinity Moses Willard W. White
Leocadja Begbick Anne Sofie von Otter Jimmy MacIntyre Kurt Streit
Fatty Peter Hoare Bank Account Billy Darren Jeffery
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
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