Mahagonny Songspiel

by Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht
Performed: - 6 East 1st street, NYC , Mar 29, 2018

Mahagonny-Songspiel, also known as The Little Mahagonny, is a “small-scale ‘scenic cantata'” by the composer Kurt Weill and the dramatist Bertolt Brecht  in 1927. Weill was commissioned in the spring to write a series of short operas for performance that summer, and he used  the opportunity to create a “stylistic exercise” as preparation for a larger-scale project that they had begun to develop together, their experimental “epic” opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (1930).

Women: Karla Simmons – Jessie, Darcy Dunn – Bessie
Men: Justin Austin – Billy, Charles Calotta – Charlie, Jorell Williams – Bobby, Charles Carter – Jimmy/God

Orchestra: The Downtown Chamber and Opera Players
Artistic Director: Mimi Stern-Wolfe

Music Direction/Artistic Director: Mimi Stern-Wolfe
Stage Direction – Katrin Hilbe +
Projection Design – Klay Enos James
Costume Design – Cathy Small
LightingDesign – Carter Edwards
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