Costume design for Geschwitz in black sleeved gown in Lulu

Maker and role
Artist: Jocelyn Herbert, British, 1917-2003
ca. 1977

Ink, watercolor, and cut-paper
16 1/2 x 11 1/2in (41.9 x 29.2cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
Accession number
Theatre production information
Opera by Alban Berg. Produced by the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1977.
Further information
Amorous adventures take Alban Berg’s red-headed heroine, Lulu, from the gutter to the stage, a mansion, a prison, and back to the street again. In the process, Lulu is responsible for the deaths of five admirers, including Countess Geschwitz. Depressed to find her friend, Lulu, in a shabby garret, Countess Geschwitz contemplates suicide. She perishes, however, trying to defend Lulu from her final client, Jack the Ripper.


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