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Opera on 3


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Wozzeck Stephanie Hughes introduces Welsh National Opera's first new production in its new home, the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
In Alban Berg 's modernist classic of 1925, private soldier Wozzeck is forced to submit to the humiliating demands of his superiors in order to support his mistress, Marie, and their illegitimate child. He's driven over the edge when he learns that Marie has been unfaithful to him.
Before the opera begins at 7.45, Hughes talks to the director general of WNO, Anthony Freud , about the significance of the company's move there, while director Richard Jones , conductor Vladimir Jurowski and soloists explain why Wozzeck remains such a radical opera. First performed in 1925, but banned as degenerate by the Nazis in 1933, it became the first atonal opera to find a regular niche in the repertoire after the Second World War.
Welsh National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Jurowski
Welsh National Opera's La Traviata is on Wednesday at 7.30pm


Introduces: Wozzeck Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: Anthony Freud
Conductor: Richard Jones
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Wozzeck: Christopher Purves(baritone)
Captain: Peter Hoare(tenor)
Marie: Gun-Brit Barkmin(soprano)
Drum-Major: Peter Svensson(tenor)
Doctor: Clive Bayley(bass)
Andres: Matthew Beale(tenor)
Margret: Nicola Morgan(contralto)

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