Classical Notes: Sky's the limit for Rough Magic's Brechtian blast

The Dublin theatre group Rough Magic, in partnership with Opera Theatre Company, has been awarded €230,000 to produce an innovative version of the wickedly satirical opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny next summer.

8th December, 2013
Cormac Lawlor and Sarah Shine of Rough Magic were present at the announcement of a €230,000 grant from Sky Arts Ignition to produce the opera The Rise and Fall of Mahagonny. Photo: Julien Behal

The Dublin theatre group **Rough Magic,** in partnership with Opera Theatre Company, has been awarded €230,000 to produce an innovative version of the wickedly satirical opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny next summer.

Rough Magic, the initiators of the bid, won the grant from Sky Arts Ignition after fighting off strong competition from arts organisations throughout Ireland. The ten-night production of the opera by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht will be...

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