Libretto: Bertolt Brecht First Performance: Leipzig, Neues Theater, 9 March 1930 First Performance at the Israeli Opera: January 6, 1987, The Cameri First Performance of this production in the current season: January 12, 2012
From the press "Much of the work is very impressive and much of the performance by the singer-actors is very enjoyable. The eye is afforded generous compensation and the music is given the respect due to it. In the second half of the production Avi Yona Buenso's lighting is revealed in all its splendor. He not only creates twinkling scenes of plenty, he usus light to sculpt a magical atmosphere." (Michael Handelzalts, Haaretz)
Immigrants who decide to create a new city in the middle of nowhere are faced with greed that rocks their minds and soul alike. An anti capitalist satire which is as meaningful today as it was when written by Weill and Brecht.