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Berg: Lulu

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When Lulu was premiered in Zurich in 1937, it immediately created a scandal. Even though the sexually explicit topic and the somewhat dubious characters of the drama barely cause a stir in the modern theatre world, stagings of the opera are still accompanied by divided opinion as to how to interpret the figure of Lulu and - since the advent of Friedrich Cerha's completion - which version of the originally unfinished work to use. Arthaus presents a staging produced at the Zurich Opera, which offered an unusual and remarkable solution: it returned to the incomplete two-act version seen at the premiere. The finale consists of the Variations and the Adagio from the Lulu Suite, which conclude the work as a kind of coda. Musical Director Franz Welser-Most felt that the unfinished state of the work was not merely due to the composer's death in 1935, but also because Berg himself seems to have changed his concept of the opera. It seems that Berg's final ideas, including the appearance of Lulu's suitor as the reincarnation of her previous husbands in the third act and the equation of Dr. Schon with Jack the Ripper, fit Sven Eric Bechtolf's interpretation of the title figure extremely well. Opera performance and bonus film together provide the viewer of this DVD with an enlightened approach to one of the few post-tonal operas that enjoy ongoing success on stage.
Item number 101565
Barcode 807280156591
Release date 26/04/2011
Label Arthaus Musik
Media type DVD
Number of units 1
Artists Alfred Muff
Cornelia Kallisch
Laura Aikin
Peter Straka
Composers Alban Berg
Conductors Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestras Zurich Opera House Orchestra
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