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Summary

  • Based on a pair of once-banned plays by the fin de siècle satirist Frank Wedekind, Alban Berg's operatic swansong charts the rise and fall of a serial seductress, from life as a society hostess to eventual death at the hands of Jack the Ripper.

Notes

  • Opera in three acts.
  • Libretto by the composer after Frank Wedekind's plays Erdgeist and Die Büchse der Pandora.
  • Ed. recorded: Universal Edition.
  • Sung in German; with English subtitles.
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