William Kentridge directs Alban Berg's iconic Lulu


Dutch National Opera

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Lulu. Meet her, and she’ll drive you crazy. Marry her, and she’ll drive you to your death. For the first time, Dutch National Opera presents the complete version of Alban Berg’s breathtaking opera about the ravishing femme fatale who in a dramatic finale comes to her own violent end. Using colourful instrumentation and great variety in musical form, Berg created an irresistible masterpiece. Director William Kentridge – who featured in last year’s Holland Festival with Winterreise – took the inspiration for his staging from the silent movies of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The cast is led by Mojca Erdmann, in both voice and appearance the perfect Lulu. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra led by Lothar Zagrosek takes its place in the pit.

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