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Title Lulu : opera in a prologue and three acts / Alban Berg.

Published Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, U.K. : Opus Arte, [2010]


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Physical description 2 videodiscs (205 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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Notes Opera in three acts.
Credits Music by Alban Berg (with Act 3 realized by Freidrich Cerha) ; libretto: Alban Berg after the plays Erdgeist and Die Büchse der Pandora by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Christof Loy ; designs, Herbert Murauer ; costume co-designer, Eva-Mareike Uhlig ; lighting design, Reinhard Traub ; movement director, Thomas Wilhelm ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; concert master, Peter Manning ; conductor, Antonio Pappano.
Notes Extra features: Cast gallery; Interviews with Antonio Pappano and Agneta Eichenholz. Warning: Contains scenes of violence.
Performers Agneta Eichenholz (Lulu) ; Michael Volle (Dr. Schön, Jack the Ripper) ; Klaus Florian Vogt (Alwa) ; Jennifer Larmore (Countess Geschwitz) ; Gwynne Howell (Schigolch) ; Peter Rose (Animal Trainer, Athlete) ; Philip Langridge (Prince, Manservant, Marquis) ; Heather Shipp (Wardrobe Mistress, Schoolboy, Groom) ; Will Hartmann (Painter, Policeman, Negro) ; Jeremy White (Medical Doctor, Theatre Manager, Banker, Professor) ; Kostas Smoriginas (Journalist) ; Vuyani Mlinde (Manservant) ; Monika-Evelin Liiv (Gallery Owner) ; Frances McCafferty (Mother) ; Simona Mihai (15-year-old Girl).
Notes Filmed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 4 June 2009.
Summary Berg's masterful and thought-provoking opera tells the gripping story of the rise and fall of an alluring, destructive but vulnerable woman. Her various marriages end in tragedy, culminating in her death at the hands of Jack the Ripper. Christof Loy's austere, minimalist production allows the complexities of the drama to unfold through the sumptuous, taut beauty of the score. Agneta Eichenholz and Michael Volle lead an all-star cast under Antonio Pappano. Philip Langridge took the role of the Prince, in his last stage appearance.
System notes DVD; Dolby digital stereo, region code 1.
Language notes Sung in German; subtitles in English, French, and German.
Other author Eichenholz, Agneta, performer.
Volle, Michael, performer.
Vogt, Klaus Florian, performer.
Larmore, Jennifer, performer.
Howell, Gwynne, performer.
Rose, Peter, 1961- performer.
Langridge, Philip, 1939-2010, performer.
Shipp, Heather, performer.
Hartmann, Will, performer.
White, Jeremy, 1953- performer.
Smoriginas, Kostas, performer.
Mlinde, Vuyani, performer.
Liiv, Monika-Evelin, 1979- performer.
McCafferty, Frances, performer.
Mihai, Simona, performer.
Manning, Peter.
Pappano, Antonio, 1959- conductor.
Loy, Christof, 1962- director.
Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. Lulu.
Murauer, Herbert.
Royal Opera House (London, England), performer.
Opus Arte (Firm)
Subject Jack, the Ripper. -- Drama.
Wedekind, Frank, 1864-1918 -- Musical settings.
Femmes fatales in opera.
Widows -- Drama.
Suicide -- Drama.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901.
Standard Number 809478010340
Publisher Number OA 1034 D Opus Arte