Metropolitan Opera: Berg’s Lulu
Airs Saturday, February 27, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a broadcast from November 21, 2015: Berg’s Lulu. Marlis Petersen starred as the seductive young heroine, a role in which she’s won worldwide acclaim. Johan Reuter played Dr. Schön and Jack the Ripper, whose obsessions lead to death and destruction. Susan Graham, who has sung over 20 different roles at the Met, added a new role to her repertory as the Countess Geschwitz, one of Lulu’s most devoted admirers. The cast also includes Daniel Brenna in his network broadcast debut as Alwa, Franz Grundheber as Schigolch, and Paul Groves as the Painter and African Prince. Lothar Koenigs conducted the opera, which was presented in a new production by the celebrated visual artist William Kentridge. Lulu will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, February 27.