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VenueTheatre Royal
Other spaces: Royal Concert Hall
From27th April 2006
To27th April 2006
PricesFrom £12.00. To £50.00.
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Arms and the Cow

Arms and the CowT0207459675
Satirical Operetta. It tells the story of an American arms dealer who arrives on the imaginary Caribbean Island of Santa Maria, and incites it to an arms race with its neighbour. The work contains many contemporary topical references: dictators, arms dealers, weapons of mass destruction. Arms and the Cow also follows two village lovers planning their wedding whose only possession, a cow is confiscated to pay the emergency tax levied because of the arms bought. The work is full of pungent satire and rowdy, raunchy humour, with traditional waltzes, can-cans, and Caribbean-feel numbers.
Music Kurt Weill

Archive :: production:T0207459675, opera or operetta:S1064943540, venue:V462

Production details

New Production. Sung in English


Producer Bregenz Festival
Producer Vienna Volksoper
Company Opera North
Director David Pountney
Conductor James Holmes
Translation Jeremy Samms
Translation David Pountney
Design Duncan Hayler
Lighting Marjus Holdermann
Costume Duncan Hayler
Choreographer Craig Revel Horwood
Performer Mary Plazas (Juanita Sanchez to May 24)
Performer Deborah Norman (from Jun 3)
Performer Leonardo Capalbo (Juan)
Performer Adrian Clarke (Jones)
Performer Jeffrey Lawton (President Mandez)
Performer Robert Burt (Ximenez)
Performer Donald Maxwell (General Garcia Conchas)
Performer Beverley Klein (Madame Odette)

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