Opera & Musical Theater

Opera Cheat Sheet: Lulu

A quick intro to Alban Berg’s twelve-tone masterpiece, Saturday’s Met Opera broadcast.

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, production of Lulu, 2010-11
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, production of Lulu, 2010-11

Written in the early 1930s, Lulu, Alban Berg’s second opera (after Wozzeck) is the story of an amoral young woman with a knack for dominating, both sexually and emotionally, a range of willing victims, male and female, who fall under her spell. And yet she too is one of society’s victims who dies a brutal death.

Tune in to Houston Public Media’s Classical 91.7 Saturday, February 27th, at noon for the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Lulu featuring German soprano Marlis Petersen in the title role.

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