Lonely House

Join Barrie Kosky and Katharine Mehrling in an intimate soirée and discover the songs of German composer Kurt Weill.

Lonely House

About Lonely House

Barrie Kosky, Artistic Director of Berlin’s Komische Oper, and singer/actor Katharine Mehrling invite you to a sophisticated evening of cabaret. Discover little-known songs by one of Germany’s most distinctive and controversial musical figures: Kurt Weill.

Weill is famed and adored for the biting social satires of capitalism, cronyism and corruption that he created with Bertolt Brecht in Berlin. But he fled – first to Paris, then to New York – after discovering he was about to be interned by the Nazis.

There, he continued his unmistakable musical style in a clutch of wildly successful musicals, from Knickerbocker Holiday to Lady in the Dark (written with Ira Gershwin), from One Touch of Venus to Street Scene (winner of the inaugural Tony Award for best original score).

Join Kosky and Mehrling in an intimate soirée to discover songs and chansons drawn from Weill’s Paris and Broadway sensations.


Venue: Old College Quad - University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Our Old College Quad outdoor venue is home to our afternoon chamber music series, a session of traditional Scottish music, five nights of inspirational spoken word and unmissable late night cabaret.

Our outdoor venues are covered, but you should come dressed appropriately for the weather, including suitable footwear for walking across grass.

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