Costume design for Ringmaster, Prologue, in Lulu

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

Ink, watercolor, and cut-paper
16 1/2 x 11 1/2in (41.9 x 29.2cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
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Theatre production
Opera by Alban Berg. Produced by the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1977.
Further information
The Ringmaster welcomes the audience to the opera as if it were a circus. He announces that they will see Lulu as her lovers do, as an animal to be tamed and confined. Himself one of Lulu's lovers, the Ringmaster acknowledges that his head is "between two predatory jaws."


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