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on 29 September 2012
I do believe Berg himself would be proud of this production, even I'd scenery and costumes aren't exactly as directed in the libretto, this I'm sure would be forgiven. Schäfer is an absorbing, and suitably cold, Lulu. Berg's almost cinematic (note I am not saying melodic) and certainly highly theatrical score is played to perfection. The conductor really does get this piece. Infused between extremes of raging noise to sardonic music hall passages, it is not always easy but always effective.
Clever revolving and versatile stage adds to the drama.