Author Topic: Lulu (Alban Berg)  (Read 9369 times)

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Offline Wendell_E

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Re: Lulu (Alban Berg)
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2016, 06:38:55 PM »
This production played in Amsterdam last season (albeit with a different cast), and only got hum ho reviews from the press. Especially the staging was thought to be 'too overwhelming', and critics wrote that there was too much going on and too little drama in the acting of the singers. I saw it twice and was a little on the fence about the whole thing, although it did impress me the first time I saw it. I am extremely surprised it's getting such raves in New York.

During this evening's live Sirius broadcast of Jenufa, they announced that the Lulu had just been released on DVD.  I also found the staging "too overwhelming" when I saw it "Live in HD", and David Brenna's Alwa underwhelming (his Laca tonight's better), so I'll probably pass.  Do I really need a tenth DVD version of Lulu, anyway?
« Last Edit: October 28, 2016, 06:42:19 PM by Wendell_E »
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