Variations on Alban Berg’s “Lulu” Part 1 of 3

Spotlighting different performances of the greatest opera of the 20th century.

Our three part presentation of variations on Alban Berg's Lulu feature our special co-host, Ron "Baby Boy" Smith, whom, for my money, may be the single greatest source of knowledge in the State of Oregon concerning this topic, and we are grateful for all of his incredibly detailed research.

NOTE: Short interview segments with Ron Smith happen before each recording.

Act 1
Spoken Prologue
Scenes 1 and 2

2012
La Monnaie/De Munt
Brussels, Belgium
Barbara Hannigan, Lulu
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Libretto based on original by Berg


(L-r) Yours truly and Ron "Baby Boy" Smith. Here we are reviewing a part of the opera as we look and listen at the raw sound files we compile for broadcast, with him giving me some much needed direction on overall settings for the best possible experience. Click on image to enlarge for detail. Photo also by yours truly, from late July 2017.

Act 1
Scenes 3-4

1968
Orchester des Deutschen Opernhauses Berlin
Berlin, West Germany
Lulu: Evelyn Lear
Karl Bohn, Conductor

Love to you all.

Ben "Bear" Brown Jr., owner
www.aceofspadespdx.com

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