— At the Festival

Published on April 11 2019

METROPOLIS, MAHAGONNY’S HIDDEN SISTER

Metropolis - film réalisé par Fritz Lang en 1927
COLLECTION CHRISTOPHEL © Universum film

“With The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Brecht reappropriates and distorts the classic theme of the « ideal city » in order to criticise the moral values of unrestrained capitalism. This writing procedure was used during the same period  in Metropolis, one of the greatest chefs-d’œuvres in the history of cinema. The German film director Fritz Lang dramatised in it the exploitation of the working classes by the ruling classes in a futuristic and frightening megalopolis.  

Everything opposes Mahagonny and Metropolis – one is libertarian, the other totalitarian – but they are the expression of the same rejection of a society perceived as unjust.”

Extract from an educational package, written by Louis Geisler, Dramaturge

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny was composed by Kurt Weill (1930) on a libretto by Bertolt Brecht
The opera is staged by Ivo van Hove and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen — 6, 9, 11, 15 July at 8pm — Grand Théâtre de Provence
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Metropolis was directed by Fritz Lang (1927) on music by Gottfried Huppertz
Cine-concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra — 14 July at 6pm — Grand Théâtre de Provence
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