Lulu is opera’s femme fatale – an irresistible woman who destroys the lives of everyone around her.
Visual artist William Kentridge has devised a brand new production of Alban Berg’s opera for the Met which has been described as ‘spellbinding’ by The Observer and ‘masterful’ by The New York Times. The show will be screened live in the Eye Cinema, Galway on Saturday, 21 November at 5.30pm.
One of the most important stage works of the 20th century, Lulu is the drama of a young woman who dominates a wide range of willing victims, both male and female. Set in Vienna, Paris and London, the opera’s high octane plot features murder, blackmail, suicide, and ultimately tragedy for Lulu. German soprano Marlis Petersen, who has sung the title role to great acclaim around the world and retires the part after these Met performances, leads the cast. In this new production, director William Kentridge incorporates his own illustrations as video projections and animations, forming a vivid monochrome backdrop to the drama unfolding on stage. Composer Alban Berg’s score employs the innovative techniques pioneered by his teacher Arnold Schoenberg but in a keenly dramatic way that makes it accessible to all kinds of audiences.
The show starts at 5.30pm, tickets are on sale through www.eyecinema.ie.