FROM MAHAGONNY TO YOUKALI
ALONG THE SHORT, A TRIP WITH KURT WEILL

Vicky Peña sings Kurt Weill accompanied by Jordi Camell on the piano

Kurt Weill was born in Dessau (Germany) on 1900 and died in New York on 1950. His contribution to the XXth century’ music is wide and varied, but he is overall known by his dramatic compositions and for his collaboration with Bertold Brecht: The Three Penny Opera, Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny, Happy End, The seven deadly sins.
But he is well-known as well by his French and Americans periods, of whom wonderful melodies still remain. Even if conceived for the bright Broadway stages, we can easily recognize into his latest songs the sad notes of the exile and his inextinguishable curiosity.

“… a trip with Kurt Weill”, is a small personal and artistic sketch of the composer, committed with the art of his lifetime, and on the same time a note of the convulse times he leaved: the first half of the XXth century”.

Vicky Penya

Cast:

Vicky Peña, voice
Jordi Camell, piano
Damià Barbany, texts
Carlos Lucena, lights design
Orestes Gas, sound design
Vicky Peña, Feliu Formosa and Nancho Novo, song translations

Programme:

“Bilbao”
form Happy End – B. Brecht (Vicky Peña’ version)

“Nanna’s lied”
B. Brecht (Vicky Peña’ version)

“Alabama song”
From Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny – B. Brecht

“La cançó dels mariners”
de Happy End – B. Brecht (Vicky Peña’ version)

“Die moritat von Mackie Messer”
from The Three Penny Opera – B. Brecht

“Balada de la tirania sexual”
from The Three Penny Opera – B. Brecht (Feliu Formosa’ version)

“Jenny dels pirates”
from from The Three Penny Opera – B. Brecht (Feliu Formosa’ version)

“Je ne t’aime pas”
Magre

“Al jaç que t’has fet”
from Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny B. Brecht ( Vicky Peña’ version )

“Youkali tango”
from Fernay

“¿Qué le mando el soldado a su mujer?”

from B. Brecht (Nancho Novo’ version)

“Speak low”
from One touch of Venus – Ogden Nash

“The saga of Jenny”
form Lady in the dark – Ira Gershwin

“September song”
from Knickerbocker Holiday – Maxwell Anderson

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