Welsh National Opera - Lulu Reviews
21 April 2021

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Lulu

Welsh National Opera


No. of reviews: 15

Marie Arnet’s outstanding Lulu leads a superlative cast
18 Apr 13 / Music OMH
This Lulu is a monumentally fine production
28 Mar 13 / Classical Source
This was an entire ensemble tackling a monumental artistic challenge with absolute conviction
15 Mar 13 / The Birmingham Post
David Pountney’s first production since taking over at WNO is a deeply rewarding version of Berg's masterpiece
21 Feb 13 / Telegraph
There's more to a company than power dressing
18 Feb 13 / Independent on Sunday
Yield to its strange powers if you can
17 Feb 13 / The Observer
In some ways it’s a typical Pountney show
12 Feb 13 / The Stage
Luminous orchestral playing in WNO’s striking Lulu
12 Feb 13 / Seen and Heard
Alban Berg’s Lulu is a great opera, and greatly problematic
12 Feb 13 / Independent
Pountney's presentation of all this human folly is unsparing and crystal-clear
12 Feb 13 / The Guardian
This is not a night out for fidgets or the faint-hearted
12 Feb 13 / Wales Online
Two singers rise above the mess of David Pountney’s ultra-contrived staging
12 Feb 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Lulu crackled with energy on stage, but it was in the orchestra pit that it really shone
12 Feb 13 / Telegraph
A lot of the opera’s sardonic black humour gets lost in a wash of dismembered dolls and Expressionist pretentiousness
11 Feb 13 / The Times
Berg's unfinished masterpiece in a stunning production under WNO's new director
10 Feb 13 / The Arts Desk
Production details
Cast
Arnet, Petrinsky, Orr, Orr, Folwell, Le Brocq, Holland, Hoare, Angas, Angas, Oke, Folwell, Le Brocq, Holland
(c) Koenigs (d) Pountney
Performance dates
8, 16, 23 February, 5, 12, 19, 26 March, 2 April 2013 (Various locations)
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