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Total duration 2 h 15 min
1 intermission (25 min)
7 performances
22.3.2019 – 27.4.2019
Operas
Main auditorium
Performed in german
Surtitles in finnish, swedish and english

The most ravishing opera of the year

“See this show!” – Chicago Tribune

Wozzeck is a story about an oppressed soldier, his mental breakdown and his final desperate act. The interpretation of Sir David Vicar, one of today’s most notable opera directors, has been praised from Chicago to Geneva. In Spring 2019, the powerful production will arrive at the Finnish National Opera.

Recommended for children over the age of 12. Tickets on sale 9th October 2018.

Wozzeck is a production by the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Image credit: Carole Parodi/ Grand Théâtre de Genève

An incomparably tragic final scene

Wozzeck

“You can’t hear the final scene of Wozzeck without getting goosebumps and teary eyes. It’s simple and so profoundly sad, with a message that a little boy will follow in his father’s footsteps. I think it’s one of the most tragic endings in operatic literature. The entire opera is leading up to that scene. I would like people to be enriched by this opera, like I was.”

– Director Sir David McVicar

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Hannu Lintu, photo Veikko Kähkönen

A deeply moving 20th century masterpiece

Wozzeck is one of the great masterpieces of 20th century opera. It echoes the sentiments of the First World War and the modern era. Alban Berg’s score conveys the emotions of the oppressed soldier with astonishing clarity. The stark music is conducted by Hannu Lintu.

Synopsis

The browbeaten soldier Wozzeck is subjected to bizarre experiments by a doctor and trashed by a malicious captain. At least he has the lovely Marie – until the drummer of the regiment becomes smitten with her. Wozzeck sees them dancing together, has a fight with the drummer and loses. He takes Marie to the forest and kills her. Wozzeck wades into a pond to wash the blood off his hands. In the end, playing children run off to look at Marie – one of whom is the son of Wozzeck and Marie.

A full synopsis and background information are available in the programme booklet.

Wozzeck; photo: Carole Parodi

Creative team

Music
Alban Berg
Director
David McVicar
Sets, costumes
Vicki Mortimer
Lighting design
Paule Constable

Cast

1. kisälli
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2. kisälli
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Hullu
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Marien lapsi
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Soldier
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Nuori mies
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Performances and tickets

2 h 15 min
1 intermission (25 min)
7 performances
22.3.2019 – 27.4.2019
Operas
Main auditorium
Performed in german
Surtitles in finnish, swedish and english
Fri 22.3.2019
at 19:00
not yet available
Wed 27.3.2019
at 19:00
not yet available
Fri 29.3.2019
at 19:00
not yet available
Thu 4.4.2019
at 19:00
not yet available
Tue 9.4.2019
at 19:00
not yet available
Thu 25.4.2019
at 19:00
not yet available
Sat 27.4.2019
at 14:00
not yet available

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Please note that the refreshments for performances in season 2018–2019 are currently available in our online store only.

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