With less than two weeks until opening night at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, we drop in on rehearsals for Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill. Read More
15 - 21 Jun 2018
Step into the glamorous world of cabaret as we celebrate one of the greatest, most influential musical theatre composers of the 20th Century.
Join us on an exhilarating tour of highlights from the Kurt Weill songbook, from the smoky cafés of 1920s Berlin to the Broadway stages of the 1940s.
Weill’s show-stopping hits include standards such as ‘Mack the Knife’ and ‘September Song’ and a host of other numbers made famous by artists ranging from Sinatra to Bowie, from Streisand to Simone.
Directed by one of the most inspirational figures in British theatre, Giles Havergal, whose work for Opera North includes popular hits The Barber of Seville and The Merry Widow, this unique show features a fabulous ensemble of singers drawn from the award-winning Chorus of Opera North, stars of Opera North’s acclaimed productions of Carousel and Into the Woods. Together they’ll bring you a cabaret of delights in the atmospheric surroundings of Leeds’ beautiful Victorian music hall, the City Varieties.
Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
Sung in English and German
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...it works handsomely...having the songs accompanied, superbly, by Martin Pickard on piano means that we hear more, not less...pin-sharp...
The Arts Desk - Full Review ›
...staging and precision was truly remarkable, every movement had motivation and it was clear and concise...musically stunning...
North West End - Full Review ›
The strength of the Opera North Chorus is obvious, not only in some powerful or amusing ensembles but in stylish solos...
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Ahead of Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, we find out more about the great composer’s unique appeal from director Giles Havergal. Read More
Our tour through the song book of Kurt Weill, featuring soloists from the Chorus of Opera North, has opened at the iconic City Varities Music Hall in Leeds. Here's some of what our audiences have said on social media so far... Read More
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