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Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny = Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny

Author: Kurt WeillBertolt BrechtJohn DoyleGary HalvorsonMitch OwgangAll authors
Publisher: [Berlin] : EuroArts, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 and the pursuit of pleasure, where cash is king and poverty is punishable by death.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Televised operas
Filmed operas
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Weill; Bertolt Brecht; John Doyle; Gary Halvorson; Mitch Owgang; John Walker; Mitchell Heskel; Christopher Koelsch; Audra McDonald; Patti LuPone; Anthony Dean Griffey; Robert Wörle; Donnie Ray Albert; John Easterlin; Mel Ulrich; Steven Humes; James Conlon; Michael Feingold; Los Angeles Opera.; Los Angeles Opera. Orchestra.; Los Angeles Opera. Chorus.; EuroArts Music International GmbH.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 179927544
Language Note: Sung in English, with optional Spanish, French, or German subtitles.
Notes: English translation by Michael Feingold.
Program notes in English, German and French (15 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Credits: Set designer, Mark Bailey ; costume designer, Ann Hould-Ward ; editor, Steve Prime.
Performer(s): Audra McDonald (Jenny Smith) ; Patti LuPone (Leocadia Begbick) ; Anthony Dean Griffey (Jimmy McIntyre) ; Robert Wörle (Fatty the Bookkeeper) ; Donnie Ray Albert (Trinity Moses) ; John Easterlin (Jack O'Brien) ; Mel Ulrich (Bank Account Bill) ; Steven Humes (Alaska Wolf Joe) ; Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Conlon, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live March 1 & 4, 2007 at the Los Angeles Opera.
Description: 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD 9; NTSC; Dolby digital surround, DTS 5.1 or PCM stereo; widescreen version (16:9).
Contents: Special feature include: John [i.e. James] Conlon in conversation (Euro Arts ; Medici Arts ; 2007 ; interviewer, Tom Baer ; editor, Julia Wenzel (22 min.)).
Other Titles: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny
Mahagonny
Responsibility: music by Kurt Weill ; book and lyrics, Bertolt Brecht ; LA Opera presents a production of Los Angeles Opera, EuroArts Music International and Thirteen/WNET New York ; John Doyle, stage director ; directed for television by Gary Halvorson ; producers, Mitch Owgang, John Walker, Mitchell Heskel, Christopher Koelsch.

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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 and the pursuit of pleasure, where cash is king and poverty is punishable by death.

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