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MET OPERA - LIVE IN HD - WOZZECK at Staller Center

Dates

1/11/2020

Theatre

Staller Center


Staller Center at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook,NY 11794

Tickets Info

$22


MET OPERA - LIVE IN HD - WOZZECK in Long Island


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World Premiere: Staatsoper, Berlin, 1925. One of the emblematic achievements of the thriving artistic forces in Germany and Austria during the brief period between world wars, Wozzeck was a sensation and a scandal at its premiere. Remarkably, it has lost none of its power to fascinate, shock, and engage audiences, and its status as one of the defining musical works of the 20th century has not blunted its vitality..Among the most visionary and influential composers of the 20th century, Alban Berg (18851935) came of age amid an explosion of artistic and intellectual creativity in Vienna. His vocal and instrumental writing merges the revolutionary techniques of Arnold Schoenberg with the grandeur of such late Romantic composers as Gustav Mahler. The libretto is Bergs own close adaptation of the play Woyzeck by Georg Bchner (18131837). Berg did not specify a time or location for the opera. The background of Bchners play has led to the assumption of Leipzig, Germany, circa 1821, as an appropriate setting, but the works universal ideas far outweigh any forced attempt at historical accuracy. William Kentridges new production updates the action to the period before the First World War. Esitmated running time 1 hr 32 min

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