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Diva / Mensch pair for July 28, 2021

This week we have the title characters of the two operas written by the great Austrian composer Alban Berg:


Diva: Lulu

Mensch: Wozzeck


My first *Lulu* was at Glyndebourne in 1995. A film of that production is on YouTube, with French subtitles. Lulu's greatest moment is at 1:25:52. Christine Schaefer was off the hook.


*Wozzeck* is another modern masterpiece, very different from *Lulu,* very gritty and emotional. Here's Act One from the Vienna State Opera, with Franz Grundheber as Wozzeck:



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