Part of Visiting Orchestras
Due to illness Tijl Faveyts is unable to perform in this evening’s performance of Wozzeck with Philharmonia. In his place Kevin Burdette will sing the role of the Doctor. Kevin Burdette appears by kind permission of the Metropolitan Opera.
Esa-Pekka Salonen , conductor
Johan Reuter , Wozzeck
Angela Denoke , Marie
Hubert Francis , the Drum-Major
Joshua Ellicott , Andres
Peter Hoare , the Captain
Kevin Burdette , the Doctor
Henry Waddington , First Apprentice
Eddie Wade , Second Apprentice
Harry Nicoll , an Idiot
Anna Burford , Margret
Zachary Mamis , Marie's Child
Members of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra , David Milnes, director
UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus , Marika Kuzma, director
Members of Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir , Robert Geary, director
About This Performance
A harrowing, incomplete 19th-century play became Alban Berg’s operatic masterpiece of musical Expressionism, endlessly inventive and heartrendingly tragic. Berg himself adapted the libretto from the play’s unordered scenes, and created important roles for the orchestra as well as the singers: onstage there is a marching band for a military parade and a boozy dance band – including guitar, accordion, and a deliberately out-of-tune upright piano – for the tavern scene.
Our Conductor Laureate brings his Philharmonia Orchestra for this very special one-night-only concert performance.
The international cast includes German soprano Angela Denoke as Maria, the role she sang in her Salzburg Festival debut, conducted by Claudio Abbado.
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