• Monika Rittershaus

Sunday 12. Feb. 2017, 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm | Großes Haus Premiere


Alban Berg


Introduction at 5.20 PM

Anyone who loves Lulu is killed by that love. To men, Lulu is the instrument satisfying their sexual desires, yet irritatingly, she remains autonomous and intact throughout, which makes her seem even more attractive. Attractive because her libidinous rules are in seductive contrast with the moral mainstream. Everything she does, she does with her body, and men experience ecstatic happiness, ecstatic aggression, ecstatic death. Lulu fuels this mechanism. “If people have killed themselves for my sake, that does not diminish my value.” Both battlefields – love and money – are threatened by bad speculation. On the stock market shares are traded, rising and falling just like the value of erotic attraction. The final crash drags Lulu down with it.

Director: Christoph Marthaler
Set and Costume Designer: Anna Viebrock
Lighting Designer: Martin Gebhardt
Dramaturgy: Malte Ubenauf

In German with German and English surtitles
Supported by the Foundation for the Support of the Hamburg State Opera


Venue: Großes Haus, Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg
Prices: 8,00 EUR to 179,00 EUR

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