Met Opera: Wozzeck
Peter Mattei in the title role of Berg's "Wozzeck." Photo: Paola Kudacki / Met Opera
by Alban Berg
Alban Berg's Berg’s operatic masterpiece set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment.
World Premiere: Staatsoper, Berlin, 1925. One of the emblematic achievements of the thriving artistic forces in Germany and Austria during the brief period between world wars, Wozzeck was a sensation and a scandal at its premiere. Remarkably, it has lost none of its power to fascinate, shock, and engage audiences, and its status as one of the defining musical works of the 20th century has not blunted its vitality.
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate.
Start time: 10:00am on Capital Public Radio .
Approximate running time 1 hrs 40 min
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