As a distillation of "Erdgeist" and "Die Büchse der Pandora" by Frank
Wedekind, Alban Berg's opera is a breathtaking dance of death around
the ever seductive and elusive Lulu.
A force of nature and a woman of the world, Lulu is also a wilful and excellent actress. The composer sees her as a coloratura virtuoso, who light-heartedly moves through a whole series of catastrophes which she unwittingly initiates. The stage director Ivo Van Hove makes his opera debut with Berg's most ambitious score, in Friedrich Cerha's completed version in three acts.
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