Opera In English - Berg: Lulu / Daniel, Saffer, Perry, Et Al

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The 2002 production of Berg's Lulu by Richard jones is generally agreed to be one of the best things to come from troubled English National Opera in recent years. Chandos has done everyone a favour by transferring its 2005 revival lock, stock and smoking revolver from the opera house to the studio...This is important for several reasons. Lulu can seem forbidding to the uninitiated. Its amoral characters, its sordid plot, its enigmatic anti-heroine, its complex (and masterful) formal design: all these aspects repel some as much as they attract others. Yet cabaret burlesque is as integral to the opera's make-up as high operatic tragedy. Paul Daniel and the Chandos engineers don't let us forget it. Piano, saxophone and vibraphone get the prominence they deserve...Richard Stokes has rendered Wedekind's demotic text aptly and brilliantly...For Lulu in the raw, a Rosenkavalier with no underwear, I'll take this.
- Peter Quantrill, THE GRAMOPHONE

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: CHAN 3130(3)

  • UPC: 095115313022

  • Label: Chandos

  • Composer: Alban Berg

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra, Paul Daniel

  • Performer: Alan Oke, Anna Burford, Claire Mitcher, Graeme Danby, Gwynne Howell, Jane Powell, John Graham-Hall, Lisa Saffer, Moira Harris, Paul Napier-Burrows, Robert Hayward, Robert Poulton, Roger Begley, Stuart Kale, Susan Perry, Toby Stafford-Allen