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Kurt Weill Woche at Komische Oper

Major Weill Festival in Berlin

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Venue: Komische Oper Berlin
Dates: 18-24 January 2013
Event page
Festival Program (PDF)

 

Berlin will see a packed week-long Weill festival in January, featuring a strong line-up of stage works and concert works, hosted by the Komische Oper. The festival boasts revivals of two stage works, Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny and Die sieben Todsünden, and concert performances of two more, Der Kuhhandel and Mahagonny Songspiel. A group of concerts rounds out the festival; audiences will hear Das Berliner Requiem, Kleine Dreigroschenmusik, the Violin Concerto, and songs performed by Ute Lemper. The schedule runs as follows:

berlin-woche-homokiFriday, 18 January: Der Kuhhandel (Antony Hermus (pictured top right), conductor)

Saturday, 19 January: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (revival, Andreas Homoki (center right), director; Stefan Blunier, conductor)

Saturday, 19 January: Nachtkonzert 3: Weill! (includes Mahagonny Songspiel and Music from The Threepenny Opera arranged for saxophone quartet)

Sunday, 20 January: Last Tango in Berlin (Ute Lemper, vocals; Vana Gierig, piano; Marcelo Jaime Nisinman, bandoneon)

Monday, 21 January: Sieben Songs/Die sieben Todsünden (revival, Dagmar Manzel (bottom right), Anna I and II; Barrie Kosky, director; Ralf Sochaczewsky, conductor)

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Tuesday, 22 January: Der Kuhhandel (conductor: Antony Hermus)

Wednesday, 23 January: Sieben Songs/Die sieben Todsünden (revival, Barrie Kosky, director; Ralf Sochaczewsky, conductor)

Thursday, 24 January: Konzert zur Kurt-Weill-Woche (includes Das Berliner Requiem, Kleine Dreigroschenmusik, and the Violin Concerto; Kristiina Poska, conductor)

Features

Summary on Berlin.de

Festival overview (Jüdische Allgemeine)

Reviews

Der Kuhhandel: Deutschland Radio Kultur

Der Kuhhandel: klassik.com

 


Originally posted: 3 January 2013
Last updated: 24 January 2013