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Lola de la Mata / Southbank Sinfonia: The Seven Deadly Sins at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Time 18:30
Date 06/06/20
Price £14.5
  • Produced by Nonclassical
  • Price £11 - £33 | £8.25 - £17.25 concessions + £3.50 fee
  • Bring along your not so deadly sins. Happiness, joy, kindness, more happiness, something, something and something else.
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  • See you at Queen Elizabeth Hall

Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's dark and biting satire is brought to life by Nonclassical Associate Composer Lola de la Mata and the Southbank Sinfonia.

Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Anger, and Sloth. Weill’s dark, satirical ‘sung ballet’ The Seven Deadly Sins is a cautionary tale of a women’s lost humanity in the pursuit of the American Dream. The glitz and glamour of 1930s cabaret shows its sleazier side in the witty text by Brecht paired up with Weill’s well-crafted parodies of the popular music of the era.

Strauss’ rich, luscious Overture and Dance Scene from his opera Ariadne auf Naxos contrasts with the fresh, vitality of the ever-inventive Mozart with his Flute Concerto No.2 which sparkles with elegant solo passages for Southbank Sinfonia player, Catherine Hare.

A driving pulse relentlessly urges the music forward at maximum in Widmann’s 180 beats per minute which the composer describes as a “sheer enjoyment of rhythm.”

Performers
Southbank Sinfonia
Jessica Cottis conductor
Catherine Hare flute
Lotte Betts-Dean mezzo-soprano

Repertoire
R Strauss: Overture; Dance scene from Ariadne auf Naxos
Jörg Widmann: 180 Beats per minute
Mozart: Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K.314
[Interval]
Lola de la Matter: New work (World premiere)
Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins

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