Edinburgh International Festival - American Lulu Reviews
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American Lulu

Edinburgh International Festival


No. of reviews: 9

A tedious and pointless production, saved by the singing
4 Sep 13 / Opera Britannia
The material does nothing to endear its audience
3 Sep 13 / The Stage
Olga Neuwirth’s new staging of Alban Berg’s masterwork is neutered and confused
3 Sep 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Short of convincing
3 Sep 13 / Edinburgh Festival Guide
Olga Neuwirth’s new interpretation of Alban Berg’s unfinished Lulu failed on every count
3 Sep 13 / Independent
Olga Neuwirth's reinterpretation of Alban Berg's opera Lulu must be judged a fairly comprehensive failure
2 Sep 13 / The Herald
A hypocritical exercise
2 Sep 13 / The Opera Critic
This update turns Lulu from an inexplicable force of nature to just another product of politics
2 Sep 13 / Telegraph
Olga Neuwirth's misfiring reinterpretation of Alban Berg's unfinished opera is little improved by this new production
2 Sep 13 / The Guardian
Alban Berg's Lulu turns freedom fighter
Lulu is one of opera's most astonishing characters, a femme fatale who manipulates and murders her way to a terrible end. Now she's been turned into a black American freedom fighter, singing to a jazz score.
Production details
Cast
Blue, Dankworth, Anderson, Maxwell, Stoughton, Curievici, Wilding, Reeves
(c) Cornelius (d) Fulljames
Performance dates
30, 31 August 2013
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