Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny Digital Programme
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A quick guide to The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
A full synopsis for this production
A gallery of photographs of the production
Watch: Willard W. White, Anne Sofie von Otter and Peter on Mahagonny
Exclusive film: Willard W. White, Anne Sofie von Otterand Peter Hoare discuss their characters and the Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Watch: Kurt Streit and Christine Rice
Exclusive film: Kurt Streit (Jimmy) and Christine Rice (Jenny) discuss their characters in the opera
The rise and rise of the ‘Alabama Song’
Weill and Brecht’s song has inspired the Doors, David Bowie, Serbian rock group Električni Orgazam and hundreds of others.
'After that, the revolution starts'
Christopher Wintle introduces the work that caused such a storm with its first performances, and is revived this Season by The Royal Opera
In John Fulljames's production, Mahagonny is a city built from shipping containers. Skye Thomas responds to this striking metaphor
Terrell Carver takes a look at the revolutionary thought behind Brecht's libretto for the opera
Ten musical highlights from the opera
Forever Loser: Mahagonny in the Ring
The boxing match between Joe and Trinity Moses leaves the opera one man down. Alex Bennett considers the violence of Mahagonny
Watch: Will Self live streaming event
Production team, Conductor and principal singers for this production
Collaboration between the Royal College of Art and the Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera’s Associate Director John Fulljames invited students from the RCA’s MA programme in Critical Writing to explore his production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. Here are some of the results.