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Lulu

DVD
183 min
1996
M1500 .B48 L8 2003 DVD

Opera in three acts. Music by Alban Berg.

Based on a pair of once-banned plays by the fin de siècle satirist Frank Wedekind, Alban Berg's operatic swansong charts the rise and fall of a femme fatale, a serial seductress, from life as a society hostess to prostitution and eventual death at the hands of Jack the Ripper. With its intensely beautiful score, Lulu is acknowledged as a twentieth century masterpiece.

Cast: Christine Schäfer (Lulu) ; Kathryn Harries (Countess Geschwitz) ; Patricia Baron (Wardrobe Mistress, Schoolboy, Groom) ; Jonathan Veira (Doctor, Theatre Manager, Banker, Professor) ; Stephen Drakulich (Painter, Negro) ; Wolfgang Schöne (Dr. Schön, Jack the Ripper) ; David Kuebler (Alwa) ; Norman Bailey (Schigolch) ; Donald Maxwell (Animal Trainer, Athlete) ; Neil Jenkins (Prince, Man Servant, Marquis) ; supporting soloists ; London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Andrew Davis, conductor.

Sung in German; subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese.

Distributed by Kultur (www.kultur.com).

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