The Threepenny Opera, though, has proved a longstanding touchstone. A surrealistic and riotous juxtaposition of 18th-century ballad texts, European swing and dance music, plus American jazz, all conceived on an operatic scale proved as nourishing as it did provocative.
Weill's is one of those rare seminal creations that remains ever-relevant, seen here in a production led by Ted Huffman and Vladimir Jurowski, and featuring 'post-modern cabaret diva' Meow Meow - herself a phenomenon in human form who has to be seen to believed.
Performed in German with English surtitles.
The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 6pm and 9.45pm. Foyle Future Firsts present Weill's Mahagonny Songspiel - a chance to hear Weill and Brecht's first collaboration. Free.
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 8XX