Opera in three acts
Libretto by Bertolt Brecht
in german with german and english surtitles
In 1930 Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht created a new type of grand opera, radical in both, entertainment as well as criticism. With the wit of an epic theatre and the musical esprit of old and worn bar songs mixed with music of the avant-garde, Weill and Brecht built the fable of a city in paradise that finally perishes from its own utopias: in the end there is only one mortal sin left – the sin of insolvency. Together with a young ensemble, director Ulrike Schwab explores the one question: Who would still dare to dream of a better future today.
1930 in Leipzig
Premiere of this production
May 11, 2024
from grade 8
There will be an introduction 45 minutes before the performance at foyer I. floor.