Skip to content

Lulu - Alban Berg

14.05.2023 to 06.06.2023 - Halle E+G

Lulu - Alban Berg


© Gerhard Richter 2022 © Gerhard Richter 2022

Previous dates

tue, 06.06.2023
19.00 h
sun, 04.06.2023
19.00 h
fri, 02.06.2023
19.00 h
wed, 31.05.2023
19.00 h

All dates

Days with event

May 2023
01 mo
02 tue
03 wed
04 thu
05 fri

06 sat
07 sun
08 mo
09 tue

10 wed

11 thu
12 fri
13 sat
14 sun
15 mo

16 tue
17 wed
18 thu

19 fri
20 sat

21 sun
22 mo
23 tue
24 wed
25 thu

26 fri
27 sat

28 sun
29 mo
30 tue

31 wed
June 2023
01 thu
02 fri
03 sat
04 sun
05 mo

06 tue
07 wed
08 thu
09 fri

10 sat

11 sun
12 mo
13 tue
14 wed
15 thu

16 fri
17 sat
18 sun

19 mo
20 tue

21 wed
22 thu
23 fri
24 sat
25 sun

26 mo
27 tue

28 wed
29 thu
30 fri

Opera in two Acts

Libretto by Alban Berg based on the tragedies "Erdgeist" and "Die Büchse der Pandora" by Frank Wedekind arranged by the composer

Alban Berg’s unfinished opera after Frank Wedekind’s tragedies "Erdgeist (Earth Spirit, 1895)" and "Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora’s Box, 1902)" was first performed in 1937. Introduced as "the true animal, the wild, beautiful animal", Lulu accompanies the rise and fall of her lovers and husbands until she is murdered by Jack the Ripper. Portrayed as both a femme fatale and a femme fragile, the titular heroine appears as the portrait that is painted of her by others. Is Lulu the victim of a juggernaut of masculine oppression and bourgeois hypocrisy, or is she herself a monstrous juggernaut of seduction? Following her invitation to stage Arnold Schoenberg’s "Pierrot lunaire" at the Wiener Festwochen in 2021, the choreographer and dancer Marlene Monteiro Freitas, born in Cape Verde, finds an inspirational accomplice in Lulu. Together with the French conductor Maxime Pascal, a passionate advocate of the modern, she has chosen an open-ended form for the unfinished third act which is supplemented by parts of Berg’s "Lulu" suite.

A joint project by Wiener Festwochen and MusikTheater an der Wien

In German with German & English surtitles

Tickets: Lulu

Halle E+G


Halle E + G BetriebsgesmbH
Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 524 33 21-0



Back to main navigation

Cookie Settings

This websites uses cookies to give you the best possible service. Detailed information can be found in our Terms of use and Data Protection Regulations.

Technically essential

Technically essential cookies used to ensure the basic functionality of the website.


Functional cookies used to ensure the proper performance of the website.


Target-oriented cookies used to improve user experience.