Marlis Petersen Stars in Berg's 'Lulu'
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Tune in at 1 pm Saturday as Marlis Petersen takes on the title role in Alban Berg's Lulu in a new production by the South American artist and director, William Kentridge. Known for her interpretation of the femme fatale who succumbs to her turbulent lifestyle, Petersen recently announced that she will retire the role, making her performances of Lulu at the Met her last. She is joined by Susan Graham as the Countess Geschwitz, Johan Reuter as Dr. Schön and Jack the Ripper, Daniel Brenna as Alwa, Franz Grundheber as Schigolch and Paul Groves as the painter and African prince, all of whom vie for Lulu's affections.
The pre-recorded broadcast of this performance is led by Lothar Koenigs.
Conductor: Lothar Koenigs
Lulu: Marlis Petersen, soprano
Dr. Schön and Jack the Ripper: Johan Reuter
Countess Geschwitz: Susan Graham
Alwa: Daniel Brenna
Schigolch: Franz Grundheber
Painer and African Prince: Paul Groves