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Wozzeck

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Composer:

Alban Berg

Librettist:

Alban Berg after the tragedy WOYZECK by Georg Büchner

Premiere:

14 Decemberr 1925, Berlin (Staatsoper)

Language:

German

Synopsis:

Wozzeck Synopsis

Libretto:

Wozzeck Libretto

Translation(s):

English

About the opera Wozzeck

Wozzeck is the first opera by the Austrian composer Alban Berg. It was composed between 1914 and 1922 and first performed in 1925. The opera is based on the drama Woyzeck left incomplete by the German playwright Georg Büchner at his death. Berg attended the first production in Vienna of Büchner's play on 5 May 1914, and knew at once that he wanted to base an opera on it. From the fragments of unordered scenes left by Büchner, Berg selected fifteen to form a compact structure of three acts with five scenes each. He adapted the libretto himself, retaining "the essential character of the play, with its many short scenes, its abrupt and sometimes brutal language, and its stark, if haunted, realism..."
Though its musical style is challenging, the quality of Berg's work (in particular, the characterization of the situation through clearly defined musical techniques) amply repays repeated listenings. Although a typical performance takes only slightly over an hour and a half, it is nevertheless an intense experience. The subject matter—the inevitability of hardship and exploitation for the poor—is brutal and uncompromisingly presented.

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Roles in Wozzeck

Wozzeck Baritone
Marie Soprano
Marie's son Treble
Captain Tenor
Doctor Bass
Drum Major Tenor
Andres Tenor
Margret Contralto

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All scenes from Wozzeck

Arias from Wozzeck
Duets from Wozzeck

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Langsam, Wozzeck, langsam! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.01-1-1

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Captain
2Wozzeck, Er sieht immer so verhetzt aus! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.01-1-2

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Captain
3Wozzeck, Er ist ein guter Mensch Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.01-1-3

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Captain
4Wir arme Leut! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.01-2

Type: DuetVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Captain
5Du, der Platz ist verflucht! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.02-1-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres
6Läuft dort ein Has vorbei Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.02-1-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres
7Hörst Du, es wandert was Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres
8Tschin Bum, Tschin Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum! Hörst Bub? Da kommen sie! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.03-1

Type: trioVoice: Br S cALanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie/Margret/Marie's son
9Komm, mein Bub! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.03-2-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marie
10Mädel, was fangst Du jetzt an? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.03-2-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marie
11Wer da? Bist Du's, Franz? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.03-3

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie
12Der Mann! So vergeistert! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.03-4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marie
13Was erleb ich, Wozzeck? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor
14Geh einmal vor Dich hin! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.05

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Marie/Drum Major
15Was die Steine glänzen? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marie
16Was hast da? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.01-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie/Marie's son
17Wohin so eilig, geehrtester Herr Sargnagel? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.02-1

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Captain
18He Wozzeck! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.02-2

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
19Guten Tag, Franz Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie
20Da! Hat er do gestanden Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.03-2

Type: duetVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Madman
21Ich hab' ein Hemdlein an, das ist nicht mein Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.04-1

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: German

Roles: First Apprentice/Second Apprentice
22Er! Sie! Teufel! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.04-2

Type: kwintet, choirVoice: Br S T T TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie/Drum Major/Andres/Madman
23Jedoch, wenn ein Wanderer Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.04-3

Type: quartet, choirVoice: B T T BrLanguage: German

Roles: First Apprentice/Madman/Andres/Wozzeck
24Lustig lustig..aber es riecht..ich riech Blut Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.04-4

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Madman
25Oh oh Andres! Andres! Ich kann nicht schlafen Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.05-1

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres/Drum Major
26Ich bin ein Mann! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.05-2

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres/Drum Major
27Und ist kein Betrug in seinem Munde erfunden worden Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marie
28Dort links geht's in die Stadt Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.02-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie
29Wie der Mond rot aufgeht! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.02-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie
30Tanzt alle, tanzt nur zu Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Br cALanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Margret
31Komm setz Dich her, Margret! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.03-2

Type: duetVoice: Br cALanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Margret
32Nein! keine Schuh Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.03-3

Type: duetVoice: Br cALanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Margret
33Das Messer? Wo ist das Messer? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.04-1

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
34Aber der Mond verrät mich Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.04-2

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
35Halt! - Hören Sie? Dort! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.04-3

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Doctor/Captain
36Adagio Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.04-4

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: German

Roles:
37Ringel, Ringel, Rosenkranz, Ringelreih'n! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.05

Type: choirVoice: trebleLanguage: German

Roles: Marie's son