The Met: Live in HD – Lulu
December 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts
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The Met: Live in HD – Lulu

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts

Adults $23/Seniors $18/Students $8, facility fee of $2 will apply.

The Metropolitan Opera HD Live, Celebrating 10 Years

One of the most important—not to mention notorious—stage works of the 20th century, Lulu is the drama of a young woman who sexually and emotionally dominates a wide range of willing victims, both male and female. Herself a victim of society, she seems to embody all the frightening aspects of the human condition, a combination of primal instinct and distinctly modern amorality. Berg’s score employs the twelve-tone technique pioneered by his teacher Arnold Schoenberg but in a keenly dramatic way that makes it accessible to all kinds of audiences. Berg died before completing Act III of the opera, and Lulu was first performed as a fragment. Efforts to finish the score based on Berg’s notes were hindered by his widow and only realized, after her death, by the Austrian composer Friedrich Cerha, in 1977.