Jimmy MacIntyre falls for Jenny Smith
Jimmy MacIntyre (Daniel Snyder, left), falls for prostitute Jenny Smith (Amy Burton, second from left). (Clive Grainger for the Boston Globe) Clive Grainger for the Boston Globe
Opera review

Provocative assault on capitalism by Weill and Brecht roars to life

By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / February 26, 2007

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On March 9, 1930, a riot rocked the Neues Theater of Leipzig. It was a response to "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny," a new epic opera by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, and a fierce blow to the solar plexus of capitalism in the wake of world war and economic depression. The opera had its brief ... (Full article: 846 words)

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