Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter.
“A masterful Lulu at the Met… visually stunning and superbly performed… an ideal fit for William Kentridge’s darkly fantastical artistic sensibility…” —The New York Times
“★★★★ The evening offered revelations.” —Financial Times
“Powerful… Marlis Petersen was dazzling.” —The Washington Post
“Spellbinding… if there’s such a thing as a gold standard for opera, this is it.” —The New York Observer
“Kentridge’s endlessly fertile imagination proved [Lulu’s] equal… Petersen, the world’s reigning Lulu, inhabited the role with astonishing command.” —The Wall Street Journal
Production a gift of The Kirsh Family Foundation
Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Dutch National Opera, and English National Opera