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London Symphony Orchestra / Rattle & Magdalena Kožená

Half Six Fix: The Seven Deadly Sins

Magdalena Kožená

Beat the commute at this Half Six Fix concert, with Sir Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená and Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins.

Sir Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená and Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins. Born in the dying days of Weimar Berlin, premiered in Paris and yet somehow just as urgent right here in London in 2022. 

The story is set in America. Daughter Anna (Magdalena Kožená) is sent away from her family, tasked with bringing back the money to build a house on the Mississippi River. Through seven years and seven cities, from Memphis and Los Angeles to Philadelphia and San Francisco, Anna encounters the seven deadly sins. It’s money vs morals, and at every turn Anna must battle it out and make her choice.

When times are tough, there’s only one way to get ahead: Bertolt Brecht knew that back in 1933, and Kurt Weill set it to music that stings, even through every fabulously memorable tune. Social comment has never been so shamelessly entertaining.

Addition to programme
In an addition to the original programme, this concert will open with Lonely House from Weill’s musical Street Scene. The concert is expected to end at approximately 7.30pm.

Barbican Hall