classical music
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Seven Deadly Sins

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's dark satire – and their final major collaboration – is brought to life by Southbank Sinfonia.

Seven Deadly Sins is a ballet chanté that tells the story of two sisters who travel around seven US cities, encountering one of the deadly sins in each.

This biting critique of capitalism is the centrepiece of this concert, alongside the rich, lush music of Strauss which contrasts with the fresh vitality of Mozart's second flute concerto.

Jessica Cottis conducts Southbank Sinfonia, bringing the players’ youthful energy and spirit of discovery to these pieces.


Southbank Sinfonia
Jessica Cottis conductor
Catherine Hare flute
Lotte Betts-Dean mezzo-soprano


R Strauss: Overture; Dance scene from Ariadne auf Naxos
Jörg Widmann: 180 Beats per minute
Mozart: Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K.314
Lola de la Matter: New work (World premiere)
Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins

Dates & times

Approximate run time: 110 mins
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    • Sat 6 June 2020
      • 7:30 pm


Queen Elizabeth Hall


£11 - £33
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£11, £15, £23, £33


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