Enter a world of seductive decadence and biting satire as 1920s Berlin cabaret takes over Southbank Centre courtesy of musicians from the celebrated Berliner Philharmoniker. The Daily Telegraph said their last performance at Southbank Centre was 'striking for its muscular energy and unerring dramatic pacing.'
Alex Ross described Berlin in this period as 'the first all-night city, the city without shame,' a fleeting moment when classical music, composed by the likes of Kurt Weill, mixed easily with the worlds of art, fashion, jazz and music theatre.
Presiding over this evening's intoxicating entertainment are singer Dagmar Manzel and narrator Robert Gallinowski. They weave cabaret songs by composers such as Weill, Eisler, Prokofiev, Schoenberg and Hindemith around ironic observations, political interjections and menacing bohemian wit.
Returns only. Tickets still available for Seven Deadly Sins with BBC Concert Orchestra, Andre de Ridder and Shara Worden on 3 March.Performers
Members of Berliner Philharmoniker
Dagmar Manzel speaker, singer
Robert Gallinowski speaker
Jelka Weber flute
Manfred Preis clarinet, saxophone
Tamás Velenczei trumpet
Kotowa Machida violin
Martin Stegner viola
Esko Laine double bass
Helmut Nieberle jazz guitar
Uwe Hilprecht pianist
Cordelia Höfer pianist