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From 9 September, Alejo Pérez will conduct Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny as music director of Opera Vlaanderen in a new production staged by Ivo van Hove in Antwerp and Ghent.

Mahagonny - a paradise that becomes hell, a Moloch, a trap, and thus the setting for Kurt Weill's and Bertolt Brecht's opera. In 1930, the artists wanted to bring a musical theatre to the stage that reflected the social crisis of their time. In Ivo van Hove's production, which will be shown in Antwerp and Ghent from 9 September to 18 November under the musical direction of Alejo Pérez, the piece appears as current as it did when it was written.