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Lulu - Live in HD (DVD and Blu-ray) - Met Opera

Item# 075597945379


Lulu - Live in HD (DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack) - Met Opera

William Kentridge’s multi-layered production of Berg’s masterpiece stars charismatic soprano Marlis Petersen in the title role—the enigmatic and alluring woman who is equal parts femme fatale, innocent girl, and abused victim.

The men around her, whose lives she forever alters, are Johan Reuter as newspaper publisher Dr. Schön; Daniel Brenna as his composer son, Alwa; Paul Groves as the Painter; and Franz Grundheber as Schigolch. Susan Graham sings Countess Geschwitz, and Lothar Koenigs conducts Berg’s landmark score.

Release Date: 10/28/16
Menus: English
Picture Format: 1080i 29.97 HD 16:9
Color Mode: Color
Region Code: All Region
Disc Format: BD25
Duration: 182 mins
Sound: (1) Dolby TrueHD 24-bit Surround
(2) Dolby TrueHD 24-bit Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, German,
Russian, Spanish, Swedish

 

Alban Berg's Lulu

One of the most important—not to mention notorious—stage works of the 20th century, Lulu (1935) is the drama of a young woman who sexually and emotionally dominates a wide range of willing victims, both male and female. Herself a victim of society, she seems to embody all the frightening aspects of the human condition, a combination of primal instinct and distinctly modern amorality. Berg’s score employs the twelve-tone technique pioneered by his teacher Arnold Schoenberg but in a keenly dramatic way that makes it accessible to all kinds of audiences. Berg died before completing Act III of the opera, and Lulu was first performed as a fragment. Efforts to finish the score based on Berg’s notes were hindered by his widow and only realized, after her death, by the Austrian composer Friedrich Cerha, in 1977.
 

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