Songs and Chansons by Kurt Weill

Lonely House
with Katharine Mehrling

Kurt Weill is known in Germany primarily for the works he created with Bertold Brecht. His oeuvre, however, comprises much more than just The Threepenny Opera and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. And the musicals he wrote for Broadway – such as Knickerbocker Holiday, Lady in the Dark, One Touch of Venus, Love Life and the »American Opera« Street Scene – are no less revolutionary than the German works that preceded them. The Jewish composer was born in Dessau, came of age in the wild Berlin of the 1920s and was forced into exile by the Nazis. Based in the German musical tradition, Weill decisively influenced the then newly forming genre of the musical.
»There’s currently no other duo than Katharine Mehrling and Barrie Kosky who can perform the songs of Kurt Weill in a more artistically touching and accomplished manner.«
Singer and actress Katharine Mehrling and Intendant Barrie Kosky present French and American songs and ballads from the time of Weill’s exile in New York and Paris – an emotional journey filled with tears and laughter with songs of one of the most important composers of the 20th century.
Sun., 19. January 2020, 18:00