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Opera usually involves intrigue, love and death. There's all that plus an indictment of capitalist society in Brecht and Weill's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, opening Saturday at Los Angeles Opera. Barbara Kraft joins conductor James Conlon and others for a discussion about the relevance of this 1930s opera in today's world.

Main Topic The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Opera usually involves intrigue, love and death. There's all that plus an indictment of capitalist society in Brecht and Weill's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, opening Saturday at Los Angeles Opera. Barbara Kraft joins conductor James Conlon and others for a discussion about the relevance of this 1930's opera in today's world.

Guests:
James Conlon, Music Director, Los Angeles Opera
Philip Kennicott, Washington Post (@PhilipKennicott)
Thomas May, author, editor, essayist and critic

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