Members of a cabaret troupe gather one last time to perform for their friends, some of whom have already gone missing. It is 1934 in Berlin. The Weimar Republic has collapsed, and the world is turning upside down.
This is the premise of City Opera's next MainStage. It is unlike anything we have done before, and it speaks directly to our own times. Using music authentic to the period, it will be presented in a cabaret setting at Performance Works on Granville Island. BERLIN runs 23, 24, and 25 January 2020, all at 8pm, and 26 January at 2pm.
Our objective is to present music from the Weimar era, cross-connected in a new narrative. Weimar was a period of tremendous experiment and daring, risk and transgression, gender liberation, discovery and allure – especially in Berlin. We bring it to life again.
All tickets $44.50. Cabaret seating.
Meaghan Chenosky. Daniel Deorksen. Alen Dominguez. Brent Hirose. Julia Muncs.
Alan Corbishley • Stage Director
Charles Barber • Music Director
Joanna Garfinkel • Dramaturg
John Webber • Lighting & Set Design
Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg • Choreographer
Roger Parton • Music Arranger