Friday, July 23, 2010

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny is an opera by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. The story concerns a city, Mahagonny, that is centered around whiskey, women, and money. There are two pictures below. One is of the city in full-swing, with women being bartered over. The other is of the city after a major hurricane.

You can listen to the recording of the opera here. You can read more about the opera here.


  1. This was an interesting one, eh?
    I saw it a couple of years ago in LA with Patti LuPone.

  2. Sean Bianco here its 08/18/10 and I just found out about this wonderful blog. My email is Please have Kat email me so I can thank her. This Friday is M. Butterfly can't wait to see it in Lego form.

    Thanks again for listening and creating this labor of love!

    Sean Bianco