Mahagonny: from consumer paradise to hell on earth [trailer with Ivo van Hove | Dutch National Opera

A place where anything goes – as long as you pay. That is the new city of Mahagonny, founded by three criminals on the run. Together, they fleece its new citizens by making them pay through the nose for a real consumer paradise. But this world of cravings, sex and alcohol soon turns into a veritable hell. SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new video’s every week:


Opera in three acts
Sung in German

Composer – Kurt Weill
Libretto – Bertolt Brecht

Musical direction – Markus Stenz
Stage direction – Ivo van Hove
Set and lighting design – Jan Versweyveld
Costume design – An D’Huys
Video – Tal Yarden
Dramaturgy – Koen Tachelet

Leokadja Begbick – Evelyn Herlitzius
Fatty – Alan Oke
Dreieinigkeitsmoses – Thomas Johannes Mayer
Jenny Hill – Lauren Michelle
Jim Mahoney – Nikolai Schukoff
Jack O’Brien/Tobby Higgins – Iain Milne
Bill – Martin Mkhize
Joe – Mark Kurmanbayev*
Sechs Mädchen von Mahagonny
Viola Cheung, Thembinkosi Magagula, Elisa Soster,
Raphaële Green, Kadi Jürgens, Jessica Stakenburg

* Dutch National Opera Studio

Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Chorus master – Ad Broeksteeg

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Coproduction – with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, The Metropolitan Opera, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg

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