Presented by UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies
By Kurt Weill and Georg Kaiser, and translated by Leo Doulton.
It’s Paris in 1914, and five anarchists infiltrate the Paris studio of Angèle. The plan is to impersonate her, place a gun in her camera, and assassinate the Tsar.
Condemned as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis, this reprise of Kurt Weill's once hugely popular comic opera draws on the latest research into the cosmopolitan Jews who dominated photography at that time – and the reason this opera was later suppressed by the Nazi regime.
Part of Performance Lab: eleven experiments in science and the arts at UCL.