Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Salzburg Festival)

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Salzburg Festival)

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Director: Brian Large

Cast: Brian Large, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Jerry Hadlies, Richard Jones

     
 

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Three criminals - Fatty, Trinity-Moses and Mrs. Begbick -- on the lam from the police found the city of Mahagonny in a desolate area in America. Erecting the "Here-You-May-Do-Anything Inn," they dedicate the city to the hedonistic ideal of doing anything you want (as long as you have the means to pay for it). A group of prostitutes, which includes the young Jenny,… See more details below

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Three criminals - Fatty, Trinity-Moses and Mrs. Begbick -- on the lam from the police found the city of Mahagonny in a desolate area in America. Erecting the "Here-You-May-Do-Anything Inn," they dedicate the city to the hedonistic ideal of doing anything you want (as long as you have the means to pay for it). A group of prostitutes, which includes the young Jenny, quickly sets up shop in Mahagonny, and a quartet of lumberjacks come to sample their wares. One of these men, Jim, falls in love with Jenny. Mahagonny is soon threatened by a hurricane, which unleashes even more anarchy among its residents. Spared when the hurricane changes course, the citizens fall even deeper into debauchery. One lumberjack eats himself to death, and in a prize fight, another is killed by Trinity-Moses. Unfortunately, Jim had placed all his money on the loser in this fight; when it comes out that he cannot pay for the drinks he has imbibed, he is put on trial and condemned to death. After his execution, catastrophes of all kinds befall Mahagonny, and the citizenry marches forward, crying that we "cannot help ourselves or you or anyone" as the curtain falls. Kurt Weill's eclectic scores includes the popular "Alabama Song"

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1999
UPC:
0032031207837
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kultur Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Maxwell Davies Actor
Jerry Hadlies Actor
Richard Jones Actor
Catherine Malfitano Jenny Smith
Gwyneth Jones Leokadja Begbick
Roy Cornelius Smith Fatty
Wilbur Pauley Trinity Moses
Udo Holdorf Jake Schmidt
Dale Duesing Pennybank Bill
Harry Peeters Alaska Wolf Joe
Toby Spence Tobby Higgins
Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna Actor
Dennis Russell Davies Conductor

Technical Credits
Brian Large Director
Norma Moriceau Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Peduzzi Set Decoration/Design

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