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Christian Gerhaher (Wozzeck), Brandon Jovanovich (Drum Major), Mauro Peter (Andres), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Captain), Lars Woldt (Doctor) & Gun-Brit Barkmin (Marie)
Chor der Oper Zurich & Philharmonia Zurich, Fabio Luisi (conductor) & Andreas Homoki (stage director)
While the Lieder-like beauty of Gerhaher’s singing Is matchless – he can act too – this is no star vehicle. It is ensemble work of the highest order…the relationships are brilliantly drawn, and... — More…
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Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor)
The most versatile of stage performers, she not only sings on this disc, but conducts, whimpers and mutters, whispers and shrieks...Berg’s Lulu Suite gets a romantic performance, strong on limpid,... — More…
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Barbara Hannigan (Lulu), Natascha Petrinsky (Geschwitz), Tom Randle (Maler & Neger), Dietrich Henschel (Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper), Charles Workman (Alwa), Pavlo Hunka (Schigolch), Ivan Ludlow (Tierbändiger & Athlete)
Orchestre symphonique de la Monnaie, Paul Daniel
It's a comparatively rare occurrence to encounter a performance on the opera stage that has such a magnetic visual and physical impact as Barbara Hannigan's portrayal of Berg's tragic heroine...Her... — More…
Georg Nigl (Wozzeck), Mardi Byers (Marie), Maxim Paster (Captain), Pyotr Migunov (Doctor) & Roman Muravitsky (Drum-major)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre, Teodor Currentzis
there's little doubt that much credit for this significant revival must be given to Teodor Currentzis, whsoe committed conducting inspires the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra to deliver an urgent account... — More…
Marlis Petersen (Lulu), Susan Graham (Countess Geschwitz), Daniel Brenna (Alwa), Paul Groves (Painter/African Prince), Johan Reuter (Dr Schon/Jack the Ripper), Franz Grundheber (Schigolch), Julian Close (Theatre Manager/Banker), Elizabeth DeShong (Wardrobe-Mistress/Page/Schoolboy), Alan Oke (Prince/Manservant/Marquis)
Koenigs ensures maximum clarity from the strings and woodwind, especially in the orchestral interludes. It’s cool, clever playing that throws unusual focus on the seamy saxophone line that coils... — More…
Blu-ray + DVD Video
Julia Migenes (Lulu), Evelyn Lear (Countess Geschwitz), Kenneth Riegel (Alwa), Frank Little (Painter/Negro), Franz Mazura (Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper)
The Metropolitan Opera & Chorus, James Levine
Migenes in the performance of her career, supported by a sterling cast and James Levine on the podium. An entirely conventional production, it still holds up surprisingly well. — More…
Marlis Petersen (Lulu), Daniela Sindram (Gräfin Geschwitz), Rachael Wilson (Eine Theater-Garderobiere/Ein Gymnasiast/Ein Groom), Rainer Trost (Der Maler/Ein Neger), Bo Skovhus (Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper), Matthias Klink (Alwa), Martin Winkler (Ein Tierbändiger/Ein Athlet), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke...
Lucerne Festival at Easter 2010
Anna Prohaska (soprano)
Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Claudio Abbado
It's amazing the way Abbado brings the melodic writing to the fore in the very different worlds of the Prokofiev and the Berg Lulu Suite, crowned by Anna Prohaska's meaningful characterisation...As... — More…
Alfred Muff (Wesener), Laura Aikin (Marie), Tanja Ariane Baumgartner (Charlotte), Tomasz Konieczny (Stolzius), Renée Morloc (Stolzius’s mother), Gabriela Benacková (Countess de la Roche), Matthias Klink (The Young Count), Daniel Brenna (Desportes), Boaz Daniel (Eisenhardt) & Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke...