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Opera

Lulu

Alban Berg

Presentation

‘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.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

ConductorALAIN ALTINOGLU
DirectorKRZYSZTOF WARLIKOWSKI

Set design & costumesMAŁGORZATA SZCZĘŚNIAK
LightingFELICE ROSS
DramaturgyCHRISTIAN LONGCHAMP
ChoreographyCLAUDE BARDOUIL
VideoDENIS GUÉGUIN

LuluBARBARA HANNIGAN
Gräfin GeschwitzNATASCHA PETRINSKY
Eine Theater-Garderobiere, Ein Gymnasiast & Ein GroomLILLY JØRSTAD
Der Medizinalrat & Der ProfessorGERARD LAVALLE
Der Maler & Ein NegerRAINER TROST
Dr. Schön & Jack The RipperBO SKOVHUS
AlwaTOBY SPENCE
SchigolchPAVLO HUNKA
Ein Tierbändiger & Ein AthletMARTIN WINKLER
Der Prinz, Der Kammerdiener & Der MarquisFLORIAN HOFFMANN
Der Theaterdirektor & Der BankierKURT GYSEN
Eine FünfzehnjährigeJULIE MATHEVET
Ihre MutterMIREILLE CAPELLE
Eine KunstgewerblerinBEATA MORAWSKA
Ein JournalistLUCAS CORTOOS (MM Soloist)
Der Polizeikommissar & Ein DienerGEORG FESTL

Dance and choreography of the solosROSALBA TORRES GUERRERO

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra 

ProductionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT (2012)

Dates & tickets

Dates & Tickets