KURT WEILL AND THE KOMISCHE OPER BERLIN
Ever since their collaboration on Paul Abraham's operetta Ball im Savoy, the celebrated actress-singer Katharine Mehrling and artistic director Barrie Kosky have enjoyed a special artistic friendship. In Lonely House, they transform Komische Oper Berlin’s big stage into an intimate setting where they present French chansons and American songs from Kurt Weill's exile in Paris and New York.
Kurt Weill is primarily known for the works he created with Bertolt Brecht. But his oeuvre encompasses much more than just The Threepenny Opera and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. His musicals written for Broadway are no less revolutionary than the German works that preceded them.