- HINDEMITH Murderer, Hope of Women
- WEILL/BRECHT The Berlin Requiem
- WEILL/BRECHT The Seven Deadly Sins
- No Intermission
- Los Angeles Philharmonic
- Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
- Simon McBurney, director
- Gerard McBurney, music consultant/dramaturge
- Los Angeles Master Chorale
- Grant Gershon, artistic director
- Anna Fleischle, production designer
- Will Duke, video designer
- Paul Anderson, lighting designer
- Frederick Vogler, sound designer
- Leah Hausman, movement director/choreographer
- Sasha Milavic Davies, associate director
- Hannah Whitley, text and image consultant
- Sharon Zhu, executive producer
- Nora Fischer, soprano
- Madeleine Bradbury Rance, soprano
- Alaysha Fox, soprano
- Lacey Jo Benter, soprano
- Sarah Beaty, mezzo-soprano
- Peter Hoare, tenor
- Simon Bode, tenor
- Christopher Purves, baritone
- Jarrett Ott, baritone
- Jorge Arbert, actor
- Scott Rad Brown, actor
- Jay Dunn, actor
- Chihiro Kawasaki, actor
- Brandon Mathis, actor
- Jobel Medina, actor
- Maxime Nourissat, actor
- Gabriella Schmidt, actor
About this Performance
Widely acclaimed English actor/writer/director Simon McBurney and his equally accomplished brother, composer/writer/scholar Gerard McBurney, collaborate with Salonen to present darkly satirical musical-theater works from the heyday of German Expressionism. The music is inflected with 1920s jazz and popular song, along with an edge of cynicism.
Please note: this program contains mature content.
The Seven Deadly Sins is supported by an Edgerton Foundation grant.
This performance is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY.
Programs, artists, dates, prices, and availability subject to change.
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FEB 6–29 • 2 PROGRAMS, 12 EVENTS
The Weimar Republic
In the 1920s, Germany saw a remarkable cultural renaissance prior to the rise of Nazism. Intellectualism and modernism took root in the chaotic social and economic climate between world wars. The arts and sciences burst with imagination, queer identities were brought to the forefront, and the lines between high and low art were erased. Join in a wide-ranging look at this fascinating, turbulent time.
Max Beckmann, Paris Society, 1931. Oil on canvas, 43 x 69 1/8 inches (109.2 x 175.6 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.