Berg’s Wozzeck with Christian Gerhaher at Zurich Opera House

Berg’s “Wozzeck” is an indispensable work in the repertoire of any opera house. In Zurich, critics and audience celebrated director Andreas Homoki, General Music Director Fabio Luisi and baritone Christian Gerhaher for their intriguing interpretation of this masterpiece of operatic history.

“It is an astonishing debut…: For the first time, Christian Gerhaher sings one of the most important operatic roles of the 20th century. That in itself is a great experience. But this evening is fantastic even beyond Gerhaher’s brilliant performance as a singer and actor thanks to the striking and truly exceptional interacting of music, scene, and singing. This Zurich ‘Wozzeck’ is phenomenal.” Süddeutsche Zeitung

Alban Berg – Wozzeck
Opera in three acts (15 scenes)
after Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck”
Philharmonia Zürich
Chor der Oper Zürich

Christian Gerhaher Wozzeck
Brandon Jovanovich Tambourmajor
Mauro Peter Andres
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke Hauptmann
Lars Woldt Doktor
Pavel Daniluk 1. Handwerksbursch
Cheyne Davidson2. Handwerksbursch
Martin Zysset Der Narr
Gun-Brit Barkmin Marie
Irène Friedli Margret
Statistenverein am Opernhaus Zürich

Fabio Luisi Musical direction
Andreas Homoki Staging
Michael Levine Stage and costume design
Franck Evin Light design
Jürg Hämmerli Chorus master
Kathrin Brunner Dramaturgy

Year of production:2015
Duration:90 minutes
Recording Date:22, 25 September, 6 October 2015
Associated Production Company:Arte, Opernhaus Zürich, BR
Director:Michael Beyer