Somewhere between comic strip and James Ensor’s paintings, the duo of directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser have the time of their lives making Mahagonny a show that is both entertaining and gently and darkly humorous. Their vision of the work scrupulously respects the transgressive nature of this attack on the absolute power of money in a society where ?the biggest crime you can commit is not to have any.?
The artistic team
Pascal Verrot : Conductor
Patrice Caurier et Moshe Leiser : Stage Directors
Christian Fenouillat : Settings
Agostino Cavalca : Costumes
Christophe Forey : Light designer
Opera in 3 acts by Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
Libretto by Bertolt Brecht
First performance in Neues Theater Leipzig (1930)
Production opera de lausanne (1997), revival angers-nantes opera & opera de lille.