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Work: Lulu

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ComposerBerg, Alban (1885-1935)
Period20th century
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Berg: Lulu
Alain Altinoglu; Krzysztof Warlikowski; La Monnaie | De Munt; Małgorzata Szczęśniak; Felice Ross; Christian Longchamp
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A vocally strong Lulu in Vienna

Vienna staged the first three-act performance of Lulu with Willy Decker adding to his 2000 production, with excellent singing contributing to its success.
****1
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From femme fatale to angel: Lulu in Hamburg

An uncompromising approach to the unfinished score of Berg's opera results in a compelling musical and dramatic interpretation.
****1
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Risk of sensory overload: ENO's Lulu

William Kentridge's Lulu for ENO is easier to admire than it is to love. But if you want to be challenged dramatically, this is the opera to do it.
***11
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Marlis Petersen's Lulu at the Met

In addition to incorporating twelve-tone rows for each character and within larger musical units like canons and chorales, the entirety of the opera itself is palindromic in structure, with performers whose characters died gruesome deaths during the first act returning as new characters in the third.
****1
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Paper Doll: Kentridge screens an elusive Lulu

The child-woman Lulu is a reflective receptacle for desire in Dutch National Opera’s extraordinary filmic production.
***11
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