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Sieben Todsünden, Die (‘The Seven Deadly Sins’)locked

  • Stephen Hinton

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Ballet chanté in eight parts by Kurt Weill to texts by Bertolt Brecht; Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 7 June 1933.

Anna I (soprano) and her sister, Anna II (dancer), set out from Louisiana. In seven years they hope to earn enough in the big cities to return and build a house for their Family (two tenors, a baritone and a bass – the last is ‘Mother’). Anna II is pretty, Anna I is practical. With just one savings book between them, they are really two sides of the same person....

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