Beautiful. Damaged. Seductive. Lethal. Lulu's whoever you want her to be.

Everyone falls victim to her fascinating beauty and irresistible magnetism. But it would be too simple to see her as a dangerous and amoral seductress. Maybe Lulu herself is really the victim? Even before she meets someone more deadly than she is.

With a highly emotional and intensely expressive score, Lulu is one of the seminal operas of the twentieth century. Berg’s gritty exploration of sexual desire comes to ENO in unforgettable staging from celebrated artist and director William Kentridge.

Conductor Mark Wigglesworth returns to ENO to conduct this major event of ENO’s season. Brenda Rae makes her company debut as Berg’s femme fatale, alongside a cast including Sarah Connolly, Willard White and ENO Harewood Artist Nicky Spence.

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English National Opera are grateful to the KT Wong Foundation for their generous support of this new production.

'Excellent Brenda Rae makes a suitably capricious femme fatale surrounded by a very strong cast'

The Independent

'A triumph both musically and dramatically'

The Evening Standard

'A superb staging of a difficult modern masterpiece, performed with high musical distinction'

The Daily Telegraph

'Kentridge makes Berg's opera a serious visual feast'

The Guardian

'ENO scores a company triumph'

What's On Stage

Running Time
3hrs 35mins

Tickets available from £12 plus booking fee.* There are 500 tickets at every performance at £20 or under.
ENO offers half price tickets for children under 16. Please note that under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult and children under five will not be admitted.

Pre performance talk
17 Nov 2016
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage

Please be aware that this production contains some adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences. For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or

Co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Dutch National Opera, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. New production supported by a syndicate of donors.

*ENO charges a £1.50 booking fee per ticket, or a maximum of £6 per transaction.

Image: copyright: William Kentridge, courtesy: the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery


Discover Lulu

Creative Team

Mark Wigglesworth


William Kentridge


Luc De Wit


Sabine Theunissen

Set Designer

Greta Goiris

Costume Designer

Urs Schönebaum

Lighting Designer

Catherine Meyburgh

Video Designer

Kim Gunning

Video Controller

Richard Stokes



Brenda Rae


Sarah Connolly

Countess Geschwitz

Michael Colvin

Painter/Second Client

James Morris

Dr Schön/Jack the

Nicky Spence


Willard White


David Soar

Animal Tamer/Athlete

Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts


Clare Presland


Graeme Danby

Theatre Manager/

Sarah Labiner

Fifteen-year-old Girl

Rebecca de Pont Davies

Girl’s Mother

Sarah Champion

Female Artist

Geoffrey Dolton


Joanna Dudley

Solo Performer

Andrea Fabi

Solo Performer