Olga Neuwirth - American Lulu
Tom Service introduces a recording of Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth's American Lulu, recorded at the Young Vic in London last September. Neuwirth's re-working of Alban Berg's opera sets the story amid the civil rights struggle of 1950s New Orleans and 1970s New York. Tom Service is joined by singer Jacqui Dankworth who plays Eleanor, a role based on the original character of Countess Geschwitz.
Angel Blue (Lulu)
Robert Winslade Anderson (Clarence)
Donald Maxwell (Dr Bloom)
Jonathan Stoughton (Jimmy)
Jacqui Dankworth (Eleanor)
Paul Curievici (Photographer/Young Man
Simon Wilding (Athlete)
Paul Reeves (Professor/Banker/Police Commissioner
Gerry Cornelius (conductor).