Overall concept and interpretation of Alban Berg’s opera Lulu by Olga Neuwirth
Co-commissioned by The Opera Group and Komische Oper Berlin
In 1950s New Orleans, a young dancer’s world is slowly torn apart by the jealous and controlling men and women desperate to be her lover. As the seductive and scarred Lulu looks back at her life, she faces a sordid history of sex, murder and suicide.
This radical reworking of Alban Berg’s unfinished opera will transport audiences to the smoky jazz clubs of the Deep South against the backdrop of the civil rights movement.
American Lulu will open at the Bregenzer Festspiele in August 2013, followed by a UK tour culminating in September at the Young Vic.