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14/01/1925 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin

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Wozzeck Trailer (The Royal Opera)

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Mark Elder introduces Wozzeck (The Royal Opera)

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Mark Elder and Amy Lane on Wozzeck (The Royal Opera)

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Berg's Wozzeck by Dutch National Opera

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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.
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