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Articles tagged with "Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny"

Some things are better left unsung: Why composers use speech in opera

2 November 2015

Composers have long explored the gamut of vocal expression from a whisper to a scream.

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.

Experimentation, experimentation, experimentation: Über-radical opera in 1920s Germany

4 March 2015

The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.