The ballad of conductor molestation

The ballad of conductor molestation


norman lebrecht

January 30, 2018

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.


  • anon says:

    Huh? It sucks. It’s no Weill.

  • anon says:

    Here’s a real parody of Weill’s Ballade von Sexuelle Hörigkeit in the age of Trump:

  • 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.

  • Alex Davies says:

    Here, of course, is the very best Weill/Brecht parody ever:

  • Hilary says:

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

  • 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!