Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

2 hr 18 min | Featured, Performing Arts, Critically Acclaimed | 2011

Composed in the 1930s by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, this opera is a satire on capitalism and the inexorable industrialization of a society in which the ultimate crime is not having money. Twenty scenes tell the story of a city lost in the desert and run by thugs; in Mahagonny food, sex, gambling, and violence rule supreme. Recorded at the Teatro Real de Madrid.

Composed in the 1930s by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, this opera is a satire on capitalism and the inexorable industrialization of a society in which the ultimate crime is not having money. Twenty scenes tell the story of a city lost in the desert and run by thugs; in Mahagonny food, sex, gambling, and violence rule supreme. Recorded at the Teatro Real de Madrid.

Credits

Writer
Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht
Actor
Jane Henschel, Donald Kaasch, Willard White, Measha Brueggergosman, Michael König
Producer
François Duplat
Director
Alex Ollé, Carlus Padrissa