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Only two seasons into his tenure as the Met’s Jeannette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin has already proven himself a master across a wide range of repertory—from classics by Italian, French, and German composers to more adventurous operas from the 20th century. During the 2019–20 season, Maestro Nézet-Séguin took the podium to lead a powerful new production of Berg’s shocking modern masterpiece Wozzeck, directed by innovative artist, filmmaker, and director William Kentridge. In this performance from the Live in HD series, baritone Peter Mattei stars as the title character, making his role debut as the tormented soldier whose madness and paranoia ultimately drive him to murder. The exceptional cast also features soprano Elza van den Heever as Wozzeck’s dissatisfied lover, Marie, and tenors Gerhard Siegel and Christopher Ventris and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as his ruthless persecutors.

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Performance Date

Jan 11, 2020


Alban Berg


Alban Berg

Run Time

1 HRS 51 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Children's Chorus