|Barbara Hannigan as Lulu and Veronika Eberle as 'Eine Violistin' (Photo © Monika Rittershaus)|
I’d steered clear of reviews, but had heard the evening was
to conclude with the Violin Concerto. When the programme made no obvious
mention of the fact, though, I wondered if that was indeed going to be the
case: I embarked upon the evening in a state of mild confusion.
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|Act 1 of Christoph Marthaler's Lulu in Hamburg (Photo © Monika Rittershaus)|
|Anne Sofie von Otter (Countess Geschwitz), Marta Świderska (Gymnasiast), Barbara Hannigan (Lulu), Ivan Ludlow (Athlete), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (Doktor Schön), Matthias Klink (Matthias Klink) (Photo © Monika Rittershaus)|
I wouldn't say it was a satisfying solution to the problem that Nagano and Marthaler had created for themselves. But I doubt, to be honest, that that was what they were setting out to achieve.