Berg: Wozzeck

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Berg: Wozzeck



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29th April 2013




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Berg: Wozzeck

Franz Grundheber (Wozzeck), Waltraud Meier (Marie), Graham Clark (Hauptmann), Günter von Kannen (Doktor), Mark Baker (Tambourmajor), Endrik Wottrich (Andres), Siegfried Vogel (1er Handwerkbursche), Roman Trekel (2er Handwerkbursche), Peter Menzel (Narr), Dalia Schaechter (Margret)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden & Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

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Staged by Patrice Chéreau

The legendary production of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, formerly released by Warner Music, again available on DVD.

A splendid opera under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim and staged by his close friend Patrice Chérau.

When Alban Berg saw a performance of the existentialist drama Woyzeck by Georg Büchner, he said it left such a tremendous impression on him that he immediately made up his mind to set it to music.

Berg is recasting Büchner’s fragmentary drama in a nearly expressionistic way. His music tears into the flesh. Berg’s Wozzeck is not just an opera about social compassion, it is an opera in which fear finds consummate musical expression.

This extraordinary performance at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden was staged by Patrice Chéreau who can be called one of the greatest theatrical directors of this century.

Outstanding opera singers Franz Grundheber, Waltraud Meier, Graham Clark, Günter von Kannen and Mark Baker and many others complete this great opera performance.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 4:3

Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 97 min

BBC Music Magazine

September 2013


“A near-definitive performance of Berg's opera, headed by Franz Grundheber's sympathetic Wozzeck, with superb support and ensemble work.”

Presto Classical

James Longstaffe

24th April 2014

“Franz Grundheber and Waltraud Meier offer impressively characterised performances, and Graham Clark is brilliantly creepy in the role of the Captain.”

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