Kurt Weill’s »The Seven Deadly Sins«

9. April 2024
Houston, TX (US) - The Hobby Center
Kurt Weill's »The Seven Deadly Sins«
Kurt Weill’s »The Seven Deadly Sins«

Ensemble Modern

Wallis Giunta Mezzo-Sopran

Wolfram Lattke –
Robert Pohlers –
Frank Ozimek –
Holger Krause –

HK Gruber Leitung



HINDEMITH Kammermusik No. 1, Op. 24

KORNGOLD Much Ado about Nothing Suite

SCHOENBERG Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene(arr. Johannes Schöllhorn)

WEILL The Seven Deadly Sins (text by Bertolt Brecht; version for 15 players by HK Gruber and Christian Muthspiel)


In a rare U.S. performance, their first ever in Texas, Germany’s famed Ensemble Modern performs the American premiere of a new arrangement of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s popular musical theater work, The Seven Deadly Sins, with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta singing the lead role of Anna. The sound world conjures up Berlin cabaret, but Seven Deadly Sins begins and ends in Louisiana, evoking the exile of its creators. Music from the theater worlds of Berlin and Vienna round out this remarkable program.