Madison Lyric Stage to Present Kurt Weill & Benjamin Britten Double Bill

By Francisco Salazar

The Madison Lyric Stage announced that the first production of it 2022 10th anniversary mainstage season will be a double bill of Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins” and Benjamin Britten’s “Curlew River.”

The works will be presented for four performances on May 12-15 and will be held in Madison Lyric Stage’s brand-new deluxe tent on the grounds of the Deacon John Grave House.

In a statement Marc Deaton, artistic director of Madison Lyric Stage said, “I am so delighted to present these two magnificent works that are rarely seen in Connecticut. ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ is a perfect example of music from the Weimar Republic, with a social commentary on American rural life in the 1930’s.  The church parable Curlew River reflects the universal Judeo-Christian traditions of people’s relationship with God, community and the dignity of human life.”

Deaton directs both pieces, with musical direction by Nathaniel Baker. Sarah Kennedy and Allison Lindsay play the dual sides of “Anna” in “The Seven Deadly Sins,” while Sonny Capaccio, Marc Deaton, and Daniel Hague are featured in “Curlew River.”