Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Few operas hit harder and few have still so much musical power as Brecht and Weill's 1930 fable of a hedonistic society rushing headlong towards destruction - unable to control the issues of power and greed, wealth and corruption. Sometimes austere and often exhilarating, Mahagonny has lost none of its bite in a new century.
BBC Singers, BBC Philharmonic, conductor HK Gruber, director Stefan Janski
Weill The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny: Act 1
8.30 Twenty Minutes: Performing Art
The last in a series of postcards from the Victoria and Albert Museum exploring the shared worlds of art and music. Christopher Cook talks to David Crowley about a 1923 plate designed by Samokhvalov and made at the State Porcelain Factory in Leningrad.
8.50 Acts 2 and 3
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