The masterpiece of 20th century opera Lulu is a threeact German tragedy libretto by Alban Berg. It was adapted on the play by Antonio Pappano. Antonio Pappano, a Music Director of The Royal Opera, uses the musical form including several musical interludes to reflect dramatic content. Lulu has become a top spectacle of entertainment for its most expressive music. Your heart will be touched not only by the music alone but by the sleazy manipulation and tense undercurrents as well. Till now, Lulu has been much enjoyed and revived. If you're thrilled, get hold of Lulu Tickets and experience the tragic dilemma of a society.
The entertainment spectacle is a stark and gripping drama of a woman Lulu. Her journey through life incites intense actions from individuals closer to her. Husband, admirers and figures from her past twin together as Lulu moves inescapably downwards from marriage to murder and poverty to prostitution. She ultimately meets death at the hands of one of her lovers. A strong cast of international singers and toprate performers has put up a rewarding as well as demanding work which has been acknowledged by popular critics.
There are several faces of Lulu in the play which are undeniably exciting. She is severe at times but sensual most of the times. The opera begins with Lulu, initially shown as a wife of Dr. Goll, having her portrait painted. A newspaper editor, Dr. Schon and his son, Alwa, are also present. After a dialogue, both go off leaving Lulu alone with the Painter. Lulu and the painter flirt with each other. Dr. Goll unexpectedly arrives and catches Lulu alone with the Painter in an uncompromising situation. He doesn't take it and dies of a heart attack. Lulu realizes she is now rich.
Lulu has now married the Painter. The Painter has been enjoying a greater success since he married Lulu. Lulu receives several mails from various admirers. She once receives a telegram announcing Dr. Schon's engagement. She is devastated. Schon comes to request Lulu to break their affair but she seems unmoved. During a heated conversation, the painter walks in. There he learns that a tramp, Schigolch is Lulu's father and that Schon was in affair with lulu since a long time. Schon also reveals that it was he who has been buying the Painter's paintings just to provide Lulu a comfortable life.
Upset the Painter leaves and locks himself in the room. Alwa arrives and upon breaking down the door, all three see that the Painter has slit his own throat. Lulu still seems unmoved by her husband's suicide. She announces her marriage with Schon and pursues professional dancing. The following scene shows Lulu sitting in her dressing room with Alwa. Meanwhile, the Prince, who is an admirer of Lulu, arrives and expresses his desire to marry her. She leaves the room for the stage where she's shaken having seeing Schon with his fiancee in the audience.
Lulu returns and refuses to go on stage again. Dr. Schon rushes in and convinces her to perform. While having conversation, Lulu threatens Schon to leave with the Prince if he doesn't break his engagement. Dr. Schon realizes that his love for Lulu is inexorable and so writes a letter to his fiancee. He eventually breaks off his engagement and marries Lulu. Dr. Schon, however, is jealous over Lulu's admirers. Among them is a lesbian Countess named Geschwitz. One day, Lulu is visited by the three admirers: the Countess, the Acrobat and the Schoolboy. But they all hide themselves in different places. Meanwhile, Dr. Alwa Schon walks in and declares his love for Lulu.
Dr. Schon returns and discovers the admirers who include his own son as well. He gives Lulu a revolver with which to shoot herself. Lulu shoots him instead. The police officer arrives and arrests her. The three admirers, excluding Alwa plan to rescue Lulu from jail. Following a preplanned strategy, Geschwitz manages to rescue Lulu. When Lulu returns, she together with Alwa runs off to Paris. She is later shown being blackmailed by the old lovers who want to sell her to a Cairo brothel. Lulu somehow manages to keep them away from her. She is still wanted for Dr. Schon's murder and police is after her. In a party just before the police arrive to recapture Lulu, she successfully escapes with Alwa.
Lulu and Alwa are now living in poverty. To meet the needs of both ends Lulu begins to work as a prostitute. She comes across clients that resemble to his previous husbands. One day, a client refuses to pay in advance and murders Alwa. Lulu proceeds to inevitable denouement when she decides to sleep with Jack The Ripper who eventually murders her and the Countess. Love, emotions and tragedy-Lulu is an all new experience of these traits. Grab Lulu Tickets and watch one of the greatest works of art.
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