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Ridgefield Playhouse Presents Met Opera In HD With 'Lulu'

See the Met Opera performance of "Lulu" in HD at the Ridgefield Playhouse Saturday.
See the Met Opera performance of "Lulu" in HD at the Ridgefield Playhouse Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – The Ridgefield Playhouse and AAA Northeast "Live in HD Series" will screen a live matinee performance of Alban Berg’s “Lulu” on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

William Kentridge, who made his Met debut in 2010 with an innovative staging of Shostakovich’s “The Nose,” returns to the company with a new production of “Lulu,” Berg’s tragedy of a sexually irresistible woman who destroys the lives of everyone around her.

Marlis Petersen, who has sung the role to great acclaim around the world, stars as the femme fatale. Susan Graham, who has sung over 20 different roles at the Met, adds a new role to her company repertory as the Countess Geschwitz, one of Lulu’s most devoted admirers. Lulu’s many victims include American tenor Daniel Brenna in his Met debut as Alwa, Paul Groves as the Painter and African Prince, Johan Reuter as Dr. Schön and Franz Grundheber as Schigolch.

Welsh National Opera music director Lothar Koenigs leads the first five performances of the opera, with later performances conducted by Derrick Inouye. Kentridge’s staging reunites the production team of “The Nose,” including co-director Luc De Wit, projection designer Catherine Meyburgh, scenic designer Sabine Theunissen, costume designer Greta Goiris and lighting desiger Urs Schönebaum.

Soprano Deborah Voigt hosts this "Live in HD" performance.

Enjoy dinner and a show by visiting Bernard’s at 20 West Lane in Ridgefield on the day of the show for a prix fixe menu when tickets are presented.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for members and seniors and $15 for students. Tickets are free for children 18 and under. Visit the Ridgefield Playhouse box office, call at (203) 438-5795 or purchase tickets online here .

The Ridgefield Playhouse is located at 80 East Ridge Road in Ridgefield.

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