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24 November 2009
He is ’Grandson’ to Mahler and ’Uncle’ to Shostakovich. Alban Berg comes to the Bolshoi. Wozzeck
There has been only one Russian production of Wozzeck — this was in 1927 at the Leningrad Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Since then there have been sporadic appearances of the opera in our country — in the repertoire of companies on tour: Dresden State Opera brought Wozzeck to Leningrad, Hamburg Opera brought it to Moscow. But at Western opera-houses it is done fairly often. Its producers have included major directors (Patrice Cheraud, Peter Stein, Peter Konvichny, Luke Bondi) and conductors (Dmitri Mitropoulos, Karl Bohm, Pierre Boulez, Claudio Abbado, Christoph von Dohnanyi). Virtually all composers writing in the ’post-Wozzeck’ age have been influenced by it...
The first night performances are on 24, 25, 26, 28 and 29 November.
Submitted on 02 August 2009, Sunday