24th September

Concert will begin at 14:30 hours GMT

Berg's 'Lulu' with Gerhards, Helzel, Keimbacher and Schmeckenbecher from Bucharest

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George Enescu International Festival. Berg's 'Lulu' is an opera on a libretto adapted by Berg himself from Frank Wedekind's plays Erdgeist (Earth Spirit, 1895) and Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box, 1904). A circus ringmaster introduces the various animals in his menagerie. The last is Lulu herself, who is carried on stage and introduced as a snake, tamed by human reason.

Performers: Annika Gerhards, soprano, Ulrike Helzel, mezzo-soprano, Alexander Kaimbacher, tenor, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, baritone, Charles Workman, tenor, Roman Astakhov, bass, Josef Benci, bass, Paul Gay, bass, Ilseyar Khayrullova, alto, Michael Gniffke, alto.

Transylvania Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Lawrence Foster.

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