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Die sieben Todsünden & Gianni Schicchi

Decadent double-bill about loathsome people.

Die sieben Todsünden

”Ballet chanté” in one act by Kurt Weill (1900-1950). Text Bertolt Brecht.

Sung in German with Swedish surtitles.


Gianni Schicchi

Opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Libretto Giovacchino Forzano.

Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles.

Pride. Greed. Lust. Envy. Gluttony. Wrath. Sloth. Vile attributes that eat away at a person, destroy everything that's good and obliterate the light.

Director David Radok and his team have created a single coherent production from two seemingly disparate works: Weill’s 1930s piece Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins), with influences from jazz and cabaret, and Puccini’s uproarious comedy Gianni Schicchi (with the world’s most famous aria: O mio babbino caro). The monumentally sinful stage design combines the two works into a single taleof excess, disdain, moral decay and sin.

The central figure in The Seven Deadly Sins is Anna, who is unsuccessfully trying to support her family without committing any of the deadly sins. She is interpreted by singer and Guldbagge Award winner Edda Magnason.

Åke Zetterström interprets the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, in which a greedy family hide the corpse of a rich nobleman in order to amend his will and inherit his riches.


The conductor is Antony Hermus, previously hailed by Göteborgs-Posten for the "fantastic precision" of his Macbeth in Gothenburg.


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Programme

October 2017

Sat 21/10
18:00
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Wed 25/10
19:00
Main Stage 
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Sun 29/10
18:00
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November 2017

Sat 4/11
18:00
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Sat 11/11
18:00
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Wed 15/11
19:00
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Sun 19/11
16:00
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Thu 23/11
19:00
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December 2017

Fri 1/12
19:00
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Sun 3/12
18:00
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Tue 5/12
19:00
Main Stage 
Last performance
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