Jim Mahoney

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(Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny). Ten. One of the emigrants from the industrial life who comes to live in the city of Mahagonny, a town devoted to pleasure. He seduces Jenny. He loses all his money when he bets on a boxing-match and the man he supports is killed. Jenny refuses to help him pay his debts and he is sentenced to the electric chair. He advises all his fellow-dwellers to look at their decadent way of life. As he dies, Mahagonny burns down. Created (1930) by Paul Beinert.

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