Patricia Petibon· Pavol Breslik· Michael Volle· Franz Grundheber Wiener Philharmoniker · Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra Marc Albrecht, conductor Vera Nemirova, staging Recorded at the Felsenreitschule during the Salzburg Festival 2011
• Vera Nemirova’s challenging production of Berg’s operatic masterpiece Lulu won critical acclaim when first seen at the Salzburg Festival in 2010, and was successfully repeated in 2011, when the production was filmed for DVD.
• Supporting Nemirova’s powerful vision of corruption, decadence and death were the highly praised set designs by the young German artist Daniel Richter.
• Musically the production was led with style and assurance by the brilliant young German conductor Marc Albrecht, currently director of the Netherlands Opera. Singing Lulu with allure and passion was the lauded French soprano Patricia Petibon, whose charms griped an outstanding cast of top European singers.
• Lulu is a very rarely performed work, which was also left unfinished by the composer. This performance includes the missing 3rd act, which was completed by Friedrich Cerha, winner of the Salzburg Music Award 2010.