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From 28 February to 15 March 2020, the Kurt Weill Fest offers an extensive programme of events in various venues from Dessau-Roßlau to Magdeburg and Halle (Saale). This year's theme of the festival is ‘Was sind Grenzen’ (What are borders) - a theme that Kurt Weill not only lived through artistically and geographically, but which also addresses today's political events. In addition, on March 14th, the premiere of the new production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Theater Magdeburg can be looked forward to. Together with the Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny forms the climax of the collaboration between Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. The stigma of the dream city ‘Mahagonny’, which is disintegrating into a capitalist city- a timeless topic that offers sufficient space for discussion.
‘The content of this opera is the history of a city, its emergence, its first crises, then the decisive turning point in its development, its glorious times and its decline. They are 'moral images from our time', projected on a magnified level’, said Kurt Weill.
Rolando Villazón, Thomas Quasthoff, Tim Fischer, Barrie Kosky, The Airport Society, the MDR Symphony Orchestra and many other exciting artists are expected at this year's Kurt Weill Festival.
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