Sieben Todsünden, Die (‘The Seven Deadly Sins’)
- Stephen Hinton
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....