Rise and Fall of The City of Mahagonny archiveWelcome to the city of Mahagonny. Anything goes for those with enough cash. Those with criminal tendencies can feel right at home. As hedonists flock to wallow in drink, sex and gambling, Jenny the prostitute and Jimmy the lumberjack become lovers. But a failed wager leads them to a court which sets murderers free while the poor are sentenced to death. Concert performance sung in English. Opening the 2008 Edinburgh International Festival this tragi-comic satire melds elements of ragtime, blues, tango and foxtrot with orchestral textures and counterpoint. Kurt Weill is the consummate 20th century musician whose music straddles the worlds of cabaret, Hollywood and the concert hall. Run time approx. 3 hours


Susan Bickley (Leokadja Begbick), Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Fatty), Willard White (Sir - Trinity Moses), Giselle Allen (Jenny Hill), Anthony Dean Griffey (Jimmy Mahoney), Peter Hoare (Jack Smith/Toby Higgins), Stephan Loges (Bill), Brindley Sherratt (Joe), Ladies of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Girls of Mahogonny)


Music: Kurt Weill
Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht
Corporate Sponsor: Scottish and Newcastle
Translation: Michael Feingold
Company(s): Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Other: Christopher Bell (Chorus Master)
Conductor: HK Gruber
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Rise and Fall of The City of Mahagonny

Rise and Fall of The City of Mahagonny (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T848158433. Details of all Rise and Fall of The City of Mahagonny archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1395368507

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