Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to lead a powerful new production of Berg’s shocking modern masterpiece Wozzeck, directed by innovative artist, filmmaker, and director William Kentridge. Kentridge moves the setting to pre-WWI Germany. There is in that milieu an atmosphere of a society coming to its end, of atavistic impulses and decadent meaninglessness coming through the characters. Berg wrote this into the music, and the exceptional singers brought it to life in full-bodied performances.
The Metropolitan Opera