Based on a pair of once-banned plays by the fin de siècle satirist Frank Wedekind, Alban Berg's operatic swan song charts the rise and fall of a femme fatale, a serial seductress, from life as a society hostess to prostitution and eventual death at the hands of Jack the Ripper. With it's intensely beautiful score, Lulu is acknowledged as a twentieth century masterpiece.
Performed at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
Sung in German, with subtitles available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Full Screen 4:3, Dolby Digital Stereo.
**1997 GRAMOPHONE AWARD FOR BEST VIDEO**
"Altogether it's a superbly realised and revelatory evening" - The Guardian
"an excelent ensemble, conducted by Davis with total conviction: the score has never sounded so translucent yet so rich-hued" - Gramophone
Christine Schäfer Kathryn Harries Patricia Bardon Jonathan Viera Stephan Drakulich Wolfgang Schone David Kuebler Norman Bailey donald Maxwell Neil Jenkins
London Philharmonic Conductor: Andrew Davis
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