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Articles tagged with "by John Fulljames"

Making Moonshine: Mahagonny, whiskey and the debt that can’t be paid

31 March 2015

Illegal whisky has long been a conflicted symbol of American rebellion – and in Weill and Brecht’s opera Mahagonny represents the hero’s final downfall.

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny to be live streamed in cinemas across the world on 1 April 2015

31 March 2015

John Fulljames’s new production of Brecht and Weill’s satire stars Anne Sofie von Otter, Willard White and Christine Rice.

Which opera would you recommend to a newcomer who's a fan of musicals?

24 March 2015

Inspired by boundary-blurring works Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and King Size, we're after your recommendations.

Cast change: Anne Marie Gibbons to sing in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny on 24 March 2015

24 March 2015

Irish mezzo-soprano to replace Anne Sofie Von Otter in the role of Leocadia Begbick.

Paterson Joseph to present LIVE cinema relay of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

23 March 2015

Actor to give audiences a glimpse behind the scenes on 1 April 2015.

Unprecedented collaboration between the Royal College of Art and Royal Opera House

20 March 2015

The Royal Opera’s Associate Director John Fulljames invited students from the RCA’s MA programme in Critical Writing to explore his production of Weill and Brecht’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

Brecht’s Mahagonny: A Janus-faced work

13 March 2015

The influential playwright wrote Mahagonny at a transitional time as he turned towards Marxism, and further developed his theories of epic theatre.

Your reaction: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

11 March 2015

What did you think of John Fulljames's Royal Opera production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's satire on consumerism?

Mahagonny Musical Highlight: The Mandalay Song

10 March 2015

Kurt Weill thought this one of his best pieces, but it was decades before the controversial scene would be performed.

'Oh, show us the way to the next whisky bar!'

9 March 2015

Weill and Brecht’s ‘Alabama Song’ has inspired covers by Marilyn Manson, a cappella groups, Serbian rock band Električni Orgazam and hundreds of others.

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