Metropolitan Opera: Wozzeck

Jan 10, 2020

Peter Mattei in the title role and Elza van den Heever as Marie in William Kentridge's new production of Berg's "Wozzeck."
Credit Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Berg’s gripping masterpiece Wozzeck, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director. 

Baritone Peter Mattei makes a role debut this season as the title character, a lowly soldier who falls apart under systematic abuse and humiliation.  Soprano Elza van den Heever also adds a new role to her repertoire as Marie, Wozzeck’s unfaithful lover. 

The cast also features Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel, and Christian Van Horn, in a new production by the acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge. 

Wozzeck will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11.

To view an English translation of the libretto, click here.