25 September 2021die-deutsche-buehne.deRoberto Becker
Wozzeck as a contemporary
Alban Berg's “Wozzeck” is a very special kind of total work of art. Not only because the clash between Georg Büchner's ingenious drama fragment from 1837 (which only appeared in 1879) and Berg's music from 1925 in a key work of modern music theater creates such bright sparks that this per se also illuminates the oppressive dark side of life today. In such a way that you actually look...