Berg : Lulu


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Barbara Hannigan gives a tremendous, never-to-be-forgotten account of Lulu in Berg‘s eponymous opera, staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski at La Monnaie / De Munt.

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Berg : Lulu

The nuptials of eros and thanatos unveil their irresistible attraction in this second opera of Alban Berg who, following Wozzeck, describes the sometimes bright and often bestial intensity of human relations. Intoxicatingly enigmatic and deadly for those close to her, Lulu’s secret goes with her unto death. From the folly of love to the humiliation of vulgarity, she incites the excess. She unhinges reality… Frank Wedekind’s work provided fertile ground for the composer to create this striking opera, considered one of the major works of the 20th century, but which remained unfinished due to his untimely death in 1935.

After his production of Médée (DVD & Blu-ray Bel Air Classiques), 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 is conducted the Orchestre symphonique de la Monnaie and canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan gives a tremendous, never-to-be-forgotten account of the title role.


Berg : Lulu [DVD]

Opera in three acts

Music and libretto : Alban Berg (1885-1935)
After Erdgeist et Die Büchse der Pandora de Frank Wedekind
Third act by Friedrich Cerha

Lulu Barbara Hannigan
Gräfin Geschwitz Natascha Petrinsky
Theatergarderobiere, Gymnasiast & Groom Frances Bourne
Maler & Neger Tom Randle
Dr. Schön & Jack The Ripper Dietrich Henschel
Alwa Charles Workman
Schigolch Pavlo Hunka
Tierbändiger & Athlet Ivan Ludlow
Prinz, Kammerdiener & Marquis Albrecht Kludszuweit / Claude Bardouil
Theaterdirektor & Bankier Rúni Brattaberg
Mutter Mireille Capelle
Eine Fünfzehnjährige Anna Maistriau
Kunstgewerblerin Beata Morawska
Journalist Benoît De Leersnyder
Polizeikommissar, Medizinalrat & Professor Gerard Lavalle
Diener Charles Dekeyser
Dance Rosalba Torres Guerrero
Claude Bardouil

Orchestre symphonique de la Monnaie

Conductor : Paul Daniel

Stage direction : Krzysztof Warlikowski

Sets and costumes : Malgorzata Szczesniak
Lighting designs : Felice Ross
Dramaturgy : Christian Longchamp
Choreography : Claude Bardouil
Video : Denis Guéguin
Dance and choreography of the solos : Rosalba Torres Guerrero

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109 – Lulu


‘This bold, lavish new production is a genuinely fresh take on Alban Berg’s work’ – Financial Times

‘This new production has an outstanding Lulu in the Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan‘ – The New York Times

Technical informations

HD recording : Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie | 10/2012
TV direction : Myriam Hoyer
Release date : 23 September 2014
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

: BAC109
Barcode : 3760115301092
Running time : 194 min.
Booklet : FR / ENG / NL
Subtitles : FR / ENG / GER / NL
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code : 0

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