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Commedia in two acts

Production Simon Stone

Premiere 21. 3. 2022

Alban Berg’s Wozzeck narrates the story of a tormented creature that is beset by visions and fears, is laughed at and tormented by society, and ultimately gets driven out of his own existence. Before the final catastrophe takes place, the desperate man murders his beloved and finds death under the waters. Berg’s benchmark opera is based on the fragment of a drama by Georg Büchner (1836/37) in which he describes this hopelessness of man in the face of those who determine his circumstances: a common soldier becomes a victim of the pathological malice of his fellow men, he must submit because of social need and poverty, is lost into madness, and also breaks down as a result of the infidelity of the mother of his child.


Current Dates

  • Mon. 21 Mar 2022
  • Thu. 24 Mar 2022
  • Sun. 27 Mar 2022
  • Thu. 31 Mar 2022
  • Sun. 03 Apr 2022