- 3 Jan 2020 8:56 AM
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 Ventrisas the Drum-Major, Gerhard Siegel as the Captain, and Christian Van Hornas the Doctor. Andrew Staplesmakes his Met debut as Andres.
Kentridge, who previously directed Berg’s Luluand Shostakovich’s The Nose at the Met, unveiled thenew production at the 2017 Salzburg Festival, where it received critical acclaim. Kentridge’s production is aco-production of the Met, Canadian Opera Company,Opera Australia, and Salzburg Festival.
Date and time:
Sunday, 19 January, 6 pm
Uránia National Film Theater
1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 21.
Photo courtesy of the organisers