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Saturday January 11 2020 at 12:55 PM

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Wozzeck (Alban Berg) NEW PRODUCTION /FIRST TIME IN HD


January 11, 2020, at 12:55PM ET

Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Production: William Kentridge Co-Director: Luc De Wit

Projection Designer: Catherine Meyburgh Set Designer: Sabine Theunissen Costume Designer: Greta Goiris

Lighting Designer: Urs Schönebaum

Cast: Elza van den Heever (Marie), Tamara Mumford (Margret), Christopher Ventris (The Drum-Major), Gerhard Siegel (The Captain), Andrew Staples (Andres), Peter Mattei (Wozzeck), Christian Van Horn (Doctor)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge's new production of Alban Berg's expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century. Composed during and in the aftermath of World War I, Berg's dark exploration of a soldier besieged by the evils of society, is staged by Kentridge in a ramshackle warren of stairs, ramps, discarded furniture, and debris. His own theatrically animated charcoal drawings, along with other projected drawings, maps, and film clips, evoke a nightmarish world of crashed planes, searchlights, ghostly gas masks, and battlefields. Peter Mattei makes his role debut as Wozzeck opposite Elza van den Heever as Marie, the mother of his child. Singing the roles of Wozzeck's tormentors are Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, Gerhard Siegel as the Captain, and Christian Van Horn as the Doctor. Andrew Staples makes his Met debut as Andres. Kentridge, who previously directed Berg's Lulu and Shostakovich's The Nose at the Met, unveiled the new production at the 2017 Salzburg Festival, where it received critical acclaim. Kentridge's production is a co-production of the Met, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Australia, and Salzburg Festival.

Lecture Calendar

Lecture Calendar for Nunzio DeFilippis

Oct 26 Massenet's Manon
Nov 23 Glass's Akhnaten
Feb 1  The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Feb 29 Handel's Agrappina
Apr 11 Puccini's Tosca

Lecture Calendar for Dr. Marguerite Mulée

Oct 12 Puccini's Turandot
Nov 9 Puccini's Madam Butterfly
Jan 11 Berg's Wozzeck
Mar 14 Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer
May 9 Donzetti's Maria Strada

Tickets start from 24.00
Prices exclude any discounts, taxes, or fees.

Venue

Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
84 Main Street
Torrington CT 06790


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