Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny Blu-ray (Teatro Real Madrid)


  • A hard-hitting production of Kurt Weill‘s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by La Fura dels Baus at the Teatro Real de Madrid.

    Composed in the 1930s by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, this is a mordant satire on capitalism and the inexorable industrialisation of a society in which the ultimate crime is not having money. In twenty scenes the authors tell the story of a city lost in the middle of a desert and run by three thugs; in Mahagonny food, sex, gambling and violence rule supreme.

    The production by Alex Ollé and Carlus Padrissa, both of La Fura dels Baus, combines enormous inventiveness, joy and energy with awe-inspiring ferocity. Perfect casting brings together singers – Measha Brueggergosman, Michael König, Jane Henschel and Willard White.

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    Composer: Kurt Weill 
    Leocadia Begbick: Jane Henschel
    Fatty ‘’the Bookkeeper’’: Donald Kaasch
    Trinity Moses: Willard White
    Jenny Smith: Measha Brueggergosman
    Jim Maclntyre: Michael König
    Jack O’Brien / Tobby Higgins: John Easterlin
    Bank-Account Bill Otto Katzameier
    Alaska-Wolf: Joe Steven Humes

    Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Real – Madrid
    Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid
    Coro Intermezzo

    Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
    Staging: Alex Ollé, Carlus Padrissa – La Fura dels Baus
    Scenography : Alfons Flores
    Costumes : Lluc Castells
    Lighting design : Urs Schönebaum
    Chorus master : Andrés Máspero

    Picture: 16:9
    Sound: PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master audio 5.1
    Format: Bluray
    Region code: 0 (worldwide)
    Duration: 138 mins
    Year: 2010