If you're singing and playing the role of "Lulu", you need not just the talent, but a lot of moxie to play someone who's a party girl, a dancer, a murderer, and a prostitute. And can also express just the right amount of "crazy", far beyond your average Lucia. Patricia Petibon handles the task admirably with her singing, facial expressions, and yes, her body as she is not dressed for winter in most of this. Also worthy of praise is Michael Volle as the exasperated Dr. Schon and the quietly menacing Jack The Ripper. This is from the Salzburg Festival, and thankfully they don't get too outrageous (the subject matter takes care of that), except for giving the patrons a bit of 3-D by playing the opening of the third act amongst the audience. The stage settings are spare with the emphasis on the backdrops...particularly the striped curtain behind the ringmaster during the opening that could be used to calibrate your HDTV, it's that brilliant. And you can't go wrong with the Vienna Philharmonic. A worthwile program from Salzburg.