Berg’s gritty exploration of desire at ENO in unforgettable staging from celebrated artist and director William Kentridge.
Everyone falls victim to her fascinating beauty and irresistible magnetism. But it would be too simple to see her as a dangerous and amoral seductress. Maybe Lulu herself is really the victim? Even before she meets someone more deadly than she is.
With a highly emotional and intensely expressive score, Lulu is one of the seminal operas of the twentieth century. Berg’s gritty exploration of sexual desire comes to ENO in unforgettable staging from celebrated artist and director William Kentridge.
William Kentridge’s production of Lulu included #animations of his drawings projected to reveal the characters’ innermost thoughts.
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth returns to ENO to conduct this major event of ENO’s season. Brenda Rae makes her company debut as Berg’s femme fatale, alongside a cast including Sarah Connolly, Willard White and ENO Harewood Artist Nicky Spence.
It was most sensitively and lovingly conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, who draws playing of echt Viennese creaminess from his orchestra, making it sound as good as any in London.