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|She is a vision of freedom too pure to be allowed to last.
|WELSH NATIONAL OPERA - LULU|
Everyone is drawn to Lulu, intoxicated by her; those in her thrall are like moths to a flame. Her flame burns bright and fast but sooner or later it will be extinguished by the very things it once fed upon.
"It's a remarkable achievement, the most penetrating and imaginative version of Berg's unfinished opera yet seen in these islands." ***** Andrew Clements, The Guardian.
Berg’s second and final opera is a masterpiece – total theatre. Anyone wishing to see the greatest works in the repertoire must include Lulu in their list. Few composers invite their audiences unflinchingly to confront humanity’s darkest regions in the way that Berg does here. Lulu promises a shattering but rewarding experience for those who encounter it.
Welsh National Opera has an important association with this great composer’s work: WNO gave the first British performances of Lulu in the 1970s and won acclaim and awards for our 2005 production of Wozzeck. David Pountney is one of the world’s most influential opera directors. This production of Lulu is his first new production in his role as our Chief Executive and Artistic Director.
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Spring 2013 Season supported by Colwinston Charitable Trust
Supported by the WNO Partnership
Conductor Lothar Koenigs
Director David Pountney
Lulu Marie Arnet
Countess Geschwitz Natascha Petrinsky
Wardrobe Mistress/Schoolboy Patricia Orr
Doctor Schön/Jack the Ripper
Alwa Peter Hoare
Schigolch Richard Angas
Prince/Manservant/Marquis Alan Oke
• Sung in German with surtitles in English
• Co-production with the National Theatre in Prague
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