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Berg: Lulu
Robert Hayward, Robert Poulton, Toby Stafford-Allen
Berg: Lulu
Genre: Classical


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All Artists: Robert Hayward, Robert Poulton, Toby Stafford-Allen, Alban Berg, Paul Daniel, Anna Burford, Jane Powell, Susan Parry, English National Opera Orchestra, Liz Rowe, Claire Mitcher, Lisa Saffer, Moira Harris, Alan Oke, John Graham-Hill, Stuart Kale
Title: Berg: Lulu
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Chandos
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 3/21/2006
Album Type: Box set
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 095115313022

CD Reviews

Berg Lulu ENO Chandos "Opera in English"
Ronald E. Smith | Portland OR, USA | 04/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Berg's Lulu has always been one of my favorite 20th century operas. Act three was completed years after Berg's death, had it's premier in Paris in 1979, with Boulez conducting and Teresa Stratas as Lulu. After years of listening to the two act version with it's act three filler (a musical Venus without arms) this was a revelation. I was thrilled. This version, done in English is a real page turner... the music, it's just wonderful... Have our ears adjusted at last to 12 tone music? Who knew Berg's music would sound so beautiful, so accessible when mated with the english language... this text really communicates. It's so multi-layered. This version sits well along side Boulez's DGG recording of Lulu with Teresa Stratas. In my dreams, Berg's Lulu has always been on my "opera in English" wish list. My hats off to Chandos for bringing it forward, to the English National Opera Orchestra, to the singer's for their tight knit ensemble work and to Lisa Saffer as Lulu."
Lisa Saffer is the perfect Lulu
Mrs. Lori J. Fredrics | UK | 07/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After seeing Lisa portray Lulu at ENO, I wondered how much of the strength of the production was due to the fact that she was the perfect Lulu on stage. This CD did not disappoint. Her interpretation shines on disc along with the rest of the fine cast."