In November, the Met will debut a new staging of Alban Berg ’s “Lulu,” directed by South African visual artist William Kentridge, whose 2010 version of Shostakovich’s “The Nose” for the Met drew admiring reviews. Soprano Marlis Petersen will sing the title role of the scheming man-magnet Lulu, a part she has performed in prior productions in the U.S. and Europe.
“She is the leading Lulu of the day,” said Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager.
The new production will incorporate projections of drawings by Mr. Kentridge, as did “The Nose.” Like Marc Chagall, who designed scenery for the Met in the 1960s, Mr. Kentridge is “this wonderful kind of intermediary between the visual art world and the operatic world,” Mr. Gelb said.
Friday, February 20, 2015
More on the new Lulu
Both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported on William Kentridge's new production of Lulu and the new season at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. The WSJ said this:
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