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La Monnaie | De Munt: Grand Hall5, Place de la Monnaie, Brussels, Brussels Capital, 1000, Belgium
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La Monnaie | De Munt
Alain AltinogluConductor
Krzysztof WarlikowskiDirector
Małgorzata SzczęśniakSet Designer, Costume Designer
Felice RossLighting Designer
Christian LongchampDramaturgy
Denis GuéguinVideo Artist
Barbara HanniganSopranoLulu
Natascha PetrinskyMezzo-sopranoCountess Geschwitz
Bo SkovhusBaritoneDr. Schön / Jack the Ripper
Toby SpenceTenorAlwa
Pavlo HunkaBaritoneSchigolch, an old man
Lukas CortoosBassJournalist
Beata MorawskaMezzo-sopranoWoman artist
Kurt GysenBassTheatre manager, Banker
Mireille CapelleContraltoMother
Gerard LavalleBassProfessor
Lilly JørstadMezzo-sopranoGroom, Theatrical Dresser, High-School Boy
Florian HoffmannTenorManservant, Prince
Rainer TrostTenorThe Painter, Negro
Martin WinklerBaritoneAnimal Tamer, Athlete
Georg FestlBass-baritoneCommissioner
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
Rosalba Torres GuerreroChoreography

‘I am a muse to many composers, most of them male. They work out their demons with me, or so we hope. Alban Berg certainly did so with Lulu.’ In 2012, the soprano Barbara Hannigan’s performance as Lulu in Krzysztof Warlikowski’s production was a tour de force. Nine years later, she is reuniting with the artistic team to take on the challenge of playing this elusive and fascinating woman once again. In this opera, Alban Berg explores the power that Eros and Thanatos, in their rawest forms, have over our lives: Lulu, a femme fatale, will do anything to get ahead in a man’s world, but she ends up being destroyed. Berg’s score, which was never completed due to the composer’s untimely death in 1935, is dodecaphonic but his characters have great lyricism and dramatic power. With our Music Director, Alain Altinoglu, at the helm, the return of this groundbreaking production promises to be mesmerising.

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