Cond. Christopher Hopkins | Dir. Victoria Newlyn | Des. Louie Whitemore | LX Des. Jake Wiltshire
“Weill's music is wickedly apt. Never does the score allow any moment of wit or irony in the story to go unmarked, and it brilliantly underlines the characterization.”
1914. A photographic studio in Paris. News arrives that the Tsar is coming.
First performed in Leipzig in 1928, Weill’s one-act comedy was extremely popular in its day and on the German stage, part of the now rarely performed “Zeitoper” genre of music theatre.
The performance opens with music from 17th Century Italy: students from Guildhall’s Opera department perform a collection of Monteverdi Madrigals alongside Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, an operatic scena for three voices. 
© Mihaela Bodlovic
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