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From 29 October to 13 November 2015
Alban Berg

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala 

Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy

Teatro alla Scala Production  

 

Running Time: 1 hours 40 minutes without intermission 

 

Conductor Ingo Metzmacher
Staging Jürgen Flimm
Sets Erich Wonder
Costumes Florence von Gerkan
Coreography Catharina Lühr
Lights Marco Filibeck

Cast 

Wozzeck Michael Volle
  Roman Trekel (11 and 13 November)
Tambourmajor Roberto Saccà
Andres Michael Laurenz
Hauptmann Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Doktor Alain Coulombe
1° Handwerksbursch Andreas Hörl
2° Handwerksbursch Modestas Sedlevicius*
Der Narr Rudolf Johann Schasching
Marie Ricarda Merbeth
Margret

Marie-Ange Todorovitch

Mariens Knabe

Tito Comogli (treble voice 29 Oct.; 3, 8, 13 Nov.)

Alberto Galli (treble voice 31 Oct.; 6, 11 Nov.)

Ein Soldat Sascha Kramer*

*Accademia's soloist

 

Notes on performances

Distorted worlds, misery and loss of identity, and finally, annihilation. Chills, visions, depths of the unconscious, infirmity of the mind. A ritual homicide as the heart-rending denouement of the operatic masterpiece of the Twentieth century. Wozzeck deals with the abnormal mitigating circumstances of an underdog, with astonishing psychological and anthropological insights. Outcasts, criminals at times without blame, are compassionately addressed by the great artist. Berg’s secret musical alchemy has translated the deformations of madness for his listeners, with power and piety that continue to impress us today, ninety years on. The performance directed by Jürgen Flimm, by now an indispensable classic at La Scala, will also include the staging of some parts of the brilliant drama Woyzeck by Georg Büchner, on which the opera is based.