The National Opera - Mahagonny
A place where anything is allowed – as long as you pay. That is the new city of Mahagonny, founded by three fugitive criminals. Together they extort money from the new residents by making them pay for a real consumer paradise. But soon, that world of sex, booze and lust turns into an actual hell. The performance can be seen at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet.
From consumer paradise to hell on earth
People cornered by crisis who look for better alternatives. Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny seems more relevant than ever in our current tense era. With his libretto for this opera, playwright Bertolt Brecht was doing what he did best: writing socially relevant theatre that denounced the capitalist consumer society of the 1930s.
The well-known musical theatre duo broke open the opera genre with Kurt Weill's swirling composition, which combines a classical composition style with jazzy sounds, and Brecht's innovative techniques.
Dates and times
|Sunday 24 September||14:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday 27 September||19:30 - 22:30|
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