Berlin Requiem

Alternative title: Requiem; Das Berliner Requiem
Choreographer: Christopher Bruce
Composer: Kurt Weill
Lyricist: Bertolt Brecht
Set designer: Pamela Marre
Costume designer: Pamela Marre
Lighting designer: Nick Chelton
World premiere: 11 Mar 1982, Ballet Rambert, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Work note: The second part of this work was performed during the 1982 tour of the USA and Mexico under the title 'Das Berliner Requiem' (to the music of the same title).
Music title: Mahagonny Songspiel (1927), Das Berliner Requiem (1928)
Music details: Live music: 2 sopranos, 2 tenors, baritone, bass and ensemble of: 2 clarinets (doubling bass clarinet), alto and tenor saxophones, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 horns, trombone/tuba, percussion, guitar/banjo, piano/harmonium, 2 violins
Music note: Sung in English
Sponsors: Ballet Rambert gratefully acknowledges generous financial support from National Westminster Bank in the commissioning of this work.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0310


Date Programme Venue
11 Mar 1982
Night Music | Berlin Requiem* Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
10 Dec 1982
The Kitchen Table | Fantasia | Scriabin Preludes* | Requiem Empire Theatre, Liverpool
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