14/12/1925 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin
Wozzeck Trailer (The Royal Opera)
Mark Elder introduces Wozzeck (The Royal Opera)
Mark Elder and Amy Lane on Wozzeck (The Royal Opera)
Berg's Wozzeck by Dutch National Opera
Eva-Maria Westbroek as Marie in Wozzeck
The world premiere was at the Berlin State Opera after a legendary number of rehearsals –137– and quickly earned its reputation as a masterpiece of 20th-century music. Wozzeck is set in a town near a military barracks during the first quarter of the 19th century. Prominent themes of militarism casual sadism are uncompromisingly presented.