Lulu [videorecording] / music by Alban Berg ; libretto by Alban Berg after the plays Erdgeist and Die Büchse der Pandora by Frank Wedekind ; a Royal Opera House production.

[Blu-ray ed.].
Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, U.K. : Opus Arte, c2010.
1 videodisc (ca. 205 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Femmes fatales in opera.
Widows -- Drama.
Jack, the Ripper -- Drama.
Suicide -- Drama.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901.
Wedekind, Frank, 1864-1918 -- Musical settings.
Sung in German; optional subtitles in English, French, German, and Spanish.
System Details:
Blu-ray disc; all regions; 1080i High Definition; 16:9 aspect ratio; 2.0 LPCM, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio; requires a Blu-ray player.
Berg's masterful and thought-provoking opera tells the gripping story of the rise and fall of an alluring, destructive but vulnerable woman. Her various marriages end in tragedy, culminating in her death at the hands of Jack the Ripper. Christof Loy's austere, minimalist production allows the complexities of the drama to unfold through the sumptuous, taut beauty of the score. Agneta Eichenholz and Michael Volle lead an all-star cast under Antonio Pappano. Philip Langridge took the role of the Prince, in his last stage appearance.
Agneta Eichenholz (Lulu) ; Michael Volle (Dr. Schön, Jack the Ripper) ; Klaus Florian Vogt (Alwa) ; Jennifer Larmore (Countess Geschwitz) ; Gwynne Howell (Schigolch) ; Peter Rose (Animal Trainer, Athlete) ; Philip Langridge (Prince, Manservant, Marquis) ; Heather Shipp (Wardrobe Mistress, Schoolboy, Groom) ; Will Hartmann (Painter, Policeman, Negro) ; Jeremy White (Medical Doctor, Theatre Manager, Banker, Professor) ; Kostas Smoriginas (Journalist) ; Vuyani Mlinde (Manservant) ; Monika-Evelin Liiv (Gallery Owner) ; Frances McCafferty (Mother) ; Simona Mihai (15-year-old Girl) ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Peter Manning, concert master ; Antonio Pappano, conductor.
Music by Alban Berg (with Act 3 realized by Friedrich Cerha) ; directed for the screen by Robin Lough ; directed for the stage by Christof Loy ; designs, Herbert Murauer ; costume co-designer, Eva-Mareike Uhlig ; lighting design, Reinhard Traub ; movement director, Thomas Wilhelm.
Opera in a prologue and three acts.
Filmed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 4 June 2009.
Program notes by Kate Hopkins, and synopsis in English, French, and German (30 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Special features include: cast gallery; interviews with Antonio Pappano and Agneta Eichenholz (warning: contains scenes of violence).
Eichenholz, Agneta. , Performer
Volle, Michael. , Performer
Vogt, Klaus Florian. , Performer
Larmore, Jennifer. , Performer
Howell, Gwynne. , Performer
Rose, Peter, 1961- , Performer
Langridge, Philip, 1939-2010. , Performer
Shipp, Heather. , Performer
Hartmann, Will. , Performer
White, Jeremy, 1953- , Performer
Smoriginas, Kostas. , Performer
Mlinde, Vuyani. , Performer
Liiv, Monika-Evelin, 1979- , Performer
McCafferty, Frances. , Performer
Mihai, Simona. , Performer
Manning, Peter.
Pappano, Antonio, 1959- , Conductor
Lough, Robin. , Director
Loy, Christof, 1962- , Director
Cerha, Friedrich.
Murauer, Herbert.
Wedekind, Frank, 1864-1918.
Wedekind, Frank, 1864-1918.
Royal Opera House (London, England). , Performer
Opus Arte (Firm)
Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. Lulu.
Publisher Number:
OA BD7070 D Opus Arte
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