Lulu, OpÈra de Lyon

By Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 21 April 2009]
Depraved, amoral, exploited, manipulated but also manipulating. Lulu fascinates because she’s so hard to pin down, leaving us unsure whether we should pity the fallen harlot who meets her sordid end at the hands of Jack the Ripper or conclude that she simply got her just deserts. This is, after all, a morality play.