Wozzeck, Royal Opera, May 2023

A composer’s first opera may well be forgotten, though certainly not that of Viennese composer Alban Berg — Wozzeck (succeeded by Lulu, which was competed just after Berg’s early death at the age of 50) remains very much in the international repertory. Based on a play by the German dramatist Georg Büchner who died very young at 23, the opera is loosely based on a true story. See my review in The Article.

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