The Met: Live in HD offers its latest sensation, Lulu, directed by William Kentridge


See Alban Berg’s shocking masterpiece about a sexually irresistible young woman whose wanton behavior destroys those who fall under her spell.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (November 18, 2015) — The Met: Live in HD season continues on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 12 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. with Alban Berg’s Lulu, one of the most influential and notorious operas of the 20th century. There will be a pre-show talk with Jeffrey Johnson at the Quick Center at 11:15 a.m. on the day of the production.

Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $5 for children and students (including Fairfield University students). For tickets, visit http://www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

William Kentridge returns to the Met for his first new production since the company premiere of The Nose, which caused a sensation when it opened in 2010. The inventive visual artist will stage Berg’s shocking masterpiece about a sexually irresistible young woman whose wanton behavior destroys those who fall under her spell.

James Levine will conduct Lulu, one of the operas with which he is most identified. Levine has led 30 Met performances of the work, including the company premiere in 1977. Marlis Petersen reprises her acclaimed interpretation of the title role, with Susan Graham as the Countess Geschwitz, one of Lulu’s most devoted admirers, and Daniel Brenna, Paul Groves, Johan Reuter and Franz Grundheber among the men who fall victim to her charms.

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Posted on November 19, 2015

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