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“A Note on Opera”: Kurt Weill’s “Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny”

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
1:30 pm3:30 pm
Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, Peachtree 1201 St. NE, 400 Colony Square, Suite 1104

Premiered in 1930, this jazz-infused opera clearly comes out of Berlin’s cabaret tradition of social and political commentary. Its story is compelling and its music unforgettable! But despite its avant-garde nature, “Mahagonny” is still well within the German operatic tradition that stretches back to Mozart’s Singspiele.

To be taught in English by David Kerr. No pre-existing knowledge of either music or German is required.