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The ballad of conductor molestation

January 30, 2018 by norman lebrecht

10 comments.


The mezzo-soprano Jessica Walker has written a very contemporary version of Kurt Weill’s Ballade von Sexuelle Hörigkeit for her new cabaret, Casting Ouch, rolling out this month.


No matter that later that evening
I felt his clammy hands on my arse…

Next show here.


Comments (10)

  1. anon says:

    Huh? It sucks. It’s no Weill.

    1. Nik says:

      And she’s no Dudley Moore.

      1. Hilary says:

        Clearly she’s not Dudley Moore, and the intention is very different. Ridiculous comparison!

  2. anon says:

    Here’s a real parody of Weill’s Ballade von Sexuelle Hörigkeit in the age of Trump:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EKyVot6nkQ

    1. Alex Davies says:

      Now that really was good.

  3. Dominic Stafford says:

    No doubt the usual clueless will pile on; but much of what’s sung here rings true. And imagine being one of the first to stick your head above the parapet and speak out? I hope she does well with this.

    1. S.M. says:

      How nice to read a pleasant comment on here. Thankyou ….. I thought it was humorous and courageous too.

  4. Alex Davies says:

    Here, of course, is the very best Weill/Brecht parody ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdmoxlqQQ4c&t=1m29s

  5. Hilary says:

    In more puritanical times this number was omitted from productions of the opera. In the U.K. of course.

  6. Hildol says:

    I love this! Very witty and delivered with panache!

    So pleased to hear that I’ll have a chance to hear it live next month!


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