Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Composer: Weill, Kurt
Lyricist: Brecht, Bertold
McDonald, Audra/LuPone, Patti/Griffey, Anthony Dean
Welcome to Mahagonny, where sin is "in" and love is always on sale. This Old West boomtown rises from the desert to become a razzle-dazzle mecca for lust, liberty, and the pursuit of pleasure. Cash is king, poverty is punishable by death, and anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Director John Doyle melds his Tony Award winning talent with the lyrics of influential playwright Bertolt Brecht and an incomparable score by Kurt Weill. The brilliant cast is led by superstars Audra McDonald, as the tart-with-a-heart `Jenny' and Patti LuPone, who portrays the town's feisty madam.
Recorded live at Los Angeles Opera, 1 & 4 March 2007.
Bonus feature: James Conlon talks about "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny"
DVD - NTSC format - 133 minutes