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Under 5s will not be admitted.

Contains nudity.

Running Times:
Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes, including two intervals. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.

Spring 2013 Season supported by Colwinston Charitable Trust. Supported by the WNO Partnership

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Welsh National Opera
Alban Berg

Tue 19 March 2013

Tue 7.00pm

She is a vision of freedom too pure to be allowed to last.

Everyone is drawn to Lulu, intoxicated by her; those in her thrall are like moths to a flame. Her flame burns bright and fast but sooner or later it will be extinguished by the very things it once fed upon.

Berg’s second and final opera is a masterpiece – total theatre. Anyone wishing to see the greatest works in the repertoire must include Lulu in their list. Few composers invite their audiences unflinchingly to confront humanity’s darkest regions in the way that Berg does here. Lulu promises a shattering but rewarding experience for those who encounter it.

Welsh National Opera has an important association with this great composer’s work: WNO gave the first British performances of Lulu in the 1970s and won acclaim and awards for our 2005 production of Wozzeck. David Pountney is one of the world’s most influential opera directors. This production of Lulu is his first new production in his role as our Chief Executive and Artistic Director.

"In Lulu, a bright flame flares up, dazzling us for a second with its beauty, only to be brutally snuffed out."

David Pountney, Chief Executive and Artistic Director

Conductor - Lothar Koenigs
Director - David Pountney

Cast includes

Lulu - Marie Arnet
Countess Geschwitz - Natascha Petrinsky
Wardrobe Mistress/Schoolboy - Patricia Orr
Doctor Schön/Jack the Ripper - Ashley Holland
Alwa - Peter Hoare
Schigolch - Richard Angas
Prince/Manservant/Marquis - Alan Oke

Sung in German with surtitles in English.

Pre-performance Talk

Tue 19 March 5.30pm. Details to follow.

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