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Weill: Rise & Fall of the City of Mahagonny / Brueggergosman, Henschel [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Weill, Kurt : Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A hard-hitting new production by the Catalan collective La Fura dels Baus at the Teatro Real. Composed in the '30s by Weill and Brecht, this is a mordant satire on capitalism and the industrialization of a society in which the ultimate crime is not having money. In 20 scenes the authors tell the story of a city lost in the middle of a desert run by 3 thugs. Food, sex, gambling and violence rule supreme. The production by Ollé and Padrissa combines enormous inventiveness with joy, energy, and awe-inspiring ferocity.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 138 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish


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Works Details

>Weill, Kurt : Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny
  • Performers: Measha Brueggergosman (Mezzo Soprano); Jane Henschel (Mezzo Soprano); Michael König (Tenor); Willard White (Bass-Baritone)
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: La Fura dels Baus
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 05/1927