Berg - Lulu
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Label: Bel Air
Cat No: BAC109
Format: DVD - NTSC
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 13th October 2014
Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie
Frank Wedekind’s work provided fertile ground for Berg's second opera 'Lulu', considered one of the major works of the 20th century, but which remained unfinished due to his untimely death in 1935. Intoxicatingly enigmatic and deadly for those close to her: from the folly of love to the humiliation of vulgarity, she incites excess.
After his production of 'Médée', Krzysztof Warlikowski once again delves the innermost depths of the human psyche and chooses to tackle Lulu as a deeply moving requiem ‘to the memory of an angel’.
Paul Daniel conducts the Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan gives a tremendous, never-to-be-forgotten account of the title role.
- Lulu: Barbara Hannigan
- Geschwitz: Natascha Petrinsky
- Maler & Neger: Tom Randle
- Dr Schön/Jack the Ripper: Dietrich Henschel
- Alwa: Charles Workman
- Schigolch: Pavlo Hunka
- Tierbändiger & Athlete: Ivan Ludlow
"This bold, lavish new production is a genuinely fresh take on Alban Berg’s work" - The Financial Times
"This new production has an outstanding Lulu in the Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan" - The New York Times
Stage Direction: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Set & Costume Designs: Malgorzata Szczesniak
Choreography: Claude Bardouil
Dance & Solos Choreography: Rosalba Torres Guerrero
Recording: La Monnaie, Brussels, 2012
Running time: 194 minutes
Booklet: FR / ENG / NL
Subtitles: FR / ENG / DE / NL
16/9, NTSC / PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
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