Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins
Until January 10, 2024
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats
1 h 50 min
For all audiences
In German with French and English surtitles
Highlights: Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins
This is a work rarely seen on stage.
Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins, presented at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, has lost neither its bark nor bite in our modern world.
Under the Nazi regime, Kurt Weill was banned from practising music. He went into exile in Paris in 1933. Shortly after his arrival, Boris Kochno, co-director of Ballets 33 with the young Balanchine, commissioned a ballet from him. Initially envisaged as a collaboration with Cocteau, Weill eventually reunited with his collaborator Bertolt Brecht, with whom he had quarrelled a few years earlier.
Composed of seven sequences, The Seven Deadly Sins combines waltzes, foxtrots, marches, and tarantellas. It is an uncompromising denunciation of a society in decadence, embodied by the female character, Anna I, and her dancing double, Anna II. With words both spoken and sung and a choir in the Lutheran tradition, Kurt Weill plunges us into a certain instability with plenty of wit, but never taking himself too seriously.
A delightful blend of music, theatre, and dance.
Story: Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins
The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées invites us on an exploration of the dark and captivating world of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins. It is a unique work that combines elements of opera and ballet, telling the story of two sisters; Anna I and Anna II embark on a journey to confront the seven deadly sins in different cities.
Weill's haunting music, with its jazzy and cabaret influences, paints a vivid portrait of temptation, desire, and human frailty. With challenging tunes and stunning choreography, The Seven Deadly Sins offers a stimulating exploration of the human condition and the universal struggles we face.
Are you tempted?
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Hosting one of the most lavishing concert halls in all of Paris, Champs- Élysées is the true definition of architectural beauty with its historic foundation. Inaugurated on April 2nd, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising three auditoriums: Théâtre des Champs- Élysées, The Comédie des Champs- Élysées, Studio des Champs- Élysées, and a restaurant. The main theatre which has 1905 seats is Italian styled and originally constructed to host guests visiting the theatre to watch opera shows and concerts. This was the first theatre in Paris to be built completely from reinforced concrete instead of steel.
Over the years the famed theatre has hosted many recognized artists such as the beautiful cabaret dancer Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, and many other entertainers from our cherished olden day era. In 2005 the main room in the theatre was renovated in order to improve the acoustics, it is confirmed that during a show the sounds are very clear, almost as if you were up close to the stage. Théâtre des Champs- Élysées is one of the most frequently visited monuments in Paris, on an annual basis more than 300,000 people attend programs from contemporary dance and ballet recitals to orchestras, operas, and other concerts. Carrying a number of diverse performances of different genres, the theatre attracts audience members of all ages.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
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This depends on the delay. The auditorium doors close as soon as the performance begins. The first latecomers are placed in late boxes with a limited number of seats.
Those who arrive later will be allowed to watch the performance from the screens located outside the auditorium, around the perimeter of the Orchestra and will be allowed to their seats during the intermission (if there is one).
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