Berg - Wozzeck (DVD)
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Cat No: ACC20363
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 1st July 2016
Chor der Oper Zurich
Georg Büchner’s drama fragment, on which Alban Berg based his first opera, is an unflinching case study of social injustice and human suffering. But it is also a grotesque piece that thrives on exaggeration – and in which only a fine line separates the unfathomable from the ridiculous. Accordingly, director Andreas Homoki forgoes all realism. His nightmarishly radical production is inspired by puppet theatre. Christian Gerhaher’s role début as Wozzeck can only be described as sensational: his capacity for vocal and dramatic subtlety is simply breath‐taking. At the rostrum of the Philharmonia Zurich, Fabio Luisi explores both the expressionistic and the more intimate aspects, reminiscent of chamber music, in Berg’s seminal score.
- Wozzeck: Christian Gerhaher
- Drum Major: Brandon Jovanovich
- Andres: Mauro Peter
- Captain: Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
- Doctor: Lars Woldt
- Marie: Gun-Brit Barkmin
Picture Format: NTSC 16:9
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Running Time: 100:58 min
Disc Format: DVD‐9
Subtitles: German (original), French, English, Japanese, Korean
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