The 2011-12 season promises hundreds of performances of Kurt Weill works around the world.
This fall alone, four acclaimed productions return for revivals or tours, including the Opera Group/ Young Vic production of Street Scene that won the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical in 2008 and the US premiere of the Robert Wilson/ Berliner Ensemble production of Die Dreigroschenoper at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Other highlights include a new German translation of Lady in the Dark in Hannover; a Cape Town Opera production of Lost in the Stars (which goes to the Glimmerglass Festival next summer); and the UK premiere of the rediscovered children’s pantomime Magical Night (Zaubernacht) at the Royal Opera House.
Read on to preview all of the exciting performances coming up this fall!
The Threepenny Opera
Michael Kantor, director;
Richard Gill, conductor.
“The work remains sharply pertinent…. Brecht’s crooked mirror reflects our time of political and financial turmoil with uncomfortable familiarity…. Weill’s sublime music… serves to remind us how deeply he has influenced 20th-century popular music, from Tom Waits to Danny Elfman…. This is entertainment in the best sense of the word.”
- The Australian
Opera Group / Young Vic
Tour of UK and AUSTRIA
* Winner of the 2008
Evening Standard Award
for Best Musical *
John Fulljames, director; Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Young Vic in London and Theater an der Wien in Vienna; Tim Murray conducts the Southbank Sinfonia in the other performances.
London (15-20 September), Vienna (25-26 September), Basingstoke (3–4 October), Edinburgh (6–8 October), Newport (10–12 October), and Hull (13–15 October)
“Is it opera or musical? Formal definitions seem academic when confronted by a show of such passion and power.… A show that deserves to be seen.” – The Guardian
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Teatro Real production at the Bolshoi Theatre
Carles Padrissa and La Fura dels Baus, directors; Teodor Currentzis, conductor.
Sept 6, 8, 10
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny
Ghent and Antwerp, BELGIUM
Calixto Bieito, director; Yannis Pouspourikas, conductor.
Ghent (Sep. 21, 23, 25, 27), Antwerp (Oct. 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15)
Bettina Bruinier, director; Jonathan Darlington, conductor.
23, 27 September
Berliner Ensemble at BAM Next Wave Festival
Robert Wilson, director; Hans-Jörn Brandenburg, Stefan Rager, music directors.
"The finest, most felicitous and fresh production of this classic given anywhere." —Welt am Sonntag
Lady in the Dark
Matthias Davids, director; Mark Rohde, conductor.
15, 20, 22, 25, 28 October; 27 November; 11, 14 December; 13, 20 January; 5 February; 3, 7, 21 March
Lost in the Stars
Cape Town Opera
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
Tazewell Thompson, director; Albert Horne, conductor.
Production will be presented at the Glimmerglass Festival in summer 2012.
Magical Night (Zaubernacht)
Royal Opera House Linbury Studio
* UK premiere *
Aletta Collins, choreographer; James Holmes, conductor.
Calendar of all upcoming performances >>
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