At Tanglewood, a Weimar-era city of sin amid the Mozart

By Jeremy Eichler [Boston Globe, 11 August 2008]
LENOX – At Tanglewood this weekend, it was Sacher torte and dark espresso, old Vienna and the jolt of opera making itself new. In the Shed the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave itself nothing to play but Mozart, leaving it to the Tanglewood Music Center to make the weekend’s news. It did so with a fully staged production of Kurt Weill’s brilliantly satirical “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” in the Tanglewood Theater.