Berg: Wozzeck Staatsoper Berlin [Franz Grundheber, Waltraud Meier, Daniel Barenboim] [Euroarts: 2066758]
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The legendary production of Alban Berg's Wozzeck
, formerly released by Warner Music, again available on DVD.
A splendid opera under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim
and staged by his close friend Patrice Chérau
When Alban Berg saw a performance of the existentialist drama Woyzeck
by Georg Büchner, he said it left such a tremendous impression on him that he immediately made up his mind to set it to music.
Berg is recasting Büchner's fragmentary drama in a nearly expressionistic way. His music tears into the flesh. Berg's Wozzeck is not just an opera about social compassion, it is an opera in which fear finds consummate musical expression.
This extraordinary performance at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden was staged by Patrice Chéreau who can be called one of the greatest theatrical directors of this century.
Outstanding opera singers Franz Grundheber
, Waltraud Meier
, Graham Clark
, Günter von Kannen
and Mark Baker
and many others complete this great opera performance.Picture format DVD:
NTSC 4:3Sound format DVD:
PCM StereoRegion code:
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English, German, French, Italian, SpanishBooklet notes:
English, German, French