Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

 

Kurt Weill Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny opera to libretto by Bertolt Brecht. Directed 2010 at the Teatro Real by Alex Ollé and Carlus Padrissa of La Fura Dels Baus. Stars Jane Henschel (Leocadia Begbick), Donald Kaasch (Fatty "the bookkeeper"), Willard White (Trinity Moses), Measha Brueggergosman (Jenny Smith), Michael Köning (Jim MacIntyre), John Easterlin (Jack O'Brien/Tobby Higgins), Otto Katzameier (Bank-Account Bill), and Steven Humes (Alaska-Wolf Joe). Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Orquesta y Coro del Teatro Real, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, and the Coro Intermezzo (Chorus master Andrés Máspero). Sceneography by Alfons Flores; costumes by Lluc Castells; lighting by Urs Schönebaum. Directed for TV by Andy Sommer; produced by François Duplat.  Released 2011, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

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