New York City Opera to Present Weill & Brecht’s ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ & ‘Mahagonny Songspiel’

By Francisco Salazar

The New York City Opera is to present Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s double bill, “The Seven Deadly Sins” & “Mahagonny Songspiel.”

The production will mark the first collaboration between the Teatro alla Scala and New York City Opera; audiences will see Irina Brook’s production, which was first performed in Milan.

“The Seven Deadly Sins” & “Mahagonny Songspiel” will be performed in a single setting: a theatrical wasteland, where a rough performance platform represents a crumbling bar, floating on a sea of plastic bottles.

“We are thrilled to bring this groundbreaking production to New York after its triumphant Teatro alla Scala broadcast and hosting director Irina Brook is a special pleasure,” said Michael Capasso, general director of New York City Opera, in an official press statement. “We are proud to continue New York City Opera’s long history of presenting the works of Kurt Weill.”

Kamal Kahn conducts the performances which will star Michael Boley, Dani Goldstein, Aaron-Casey Gould, Rebecca L. Hargrove, Lauren Hoffmeier, Dimitrie Lazich, Melanie Long, and Tim Roller.

Performances will take place from April 20 through 24, 2022 at the Theater at John Jay College.