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Dec. 20 2015

2/27/16 – LULU @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera

Lulu by Alban Berg
Libretto
adapted by Berg from Frank Wedekind’s two Lulu plays, Erdgeist (Earth Spirit, 1895) and Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora’s Box, 1904)

Approximate running time: 3 hrs 51 mins

Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter.

Sung in: GERMAN

Cast

Conductor

James Levine

Lulu

Marlis Petersen

Geschwitz

Susan Graham

Alwa

Daniel Brenna

The Painter/African Prince

Paul Groves

Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper

Johan Reuter

Schigolch

Franz Grundheber

Photo Credits: Metropolitan Opera

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