23 March 2015
Actor to give audiences a glimpse behind the scenes on 1 April 2015.
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.
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.
11 March 2015
What did you think of John Fulljames's Royal Opera production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's satire on consumerism?
10 March 2015
Kurt Weill thought this one of his best pieces, but it was decades before the controversial scene would be performed.
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.
5 March 2015
The Armenian soprano on rehearsal room goosebumps, the pressure of a live cinema broadcast and coping with challenging costumes.
5 March 2015
From David Bowie and Kelis to Jeff Buckley and Weezer, the world of pop has a passion for opera.
4 March 2015
The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.
3 March 2015
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth and mezzo-soprano Christine Rice discuss the juxtaposition of music and text in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.