Berg’s 20th-century shocker “Wozzeck” stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie, at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11 at the Newport Performing Arts Center’s Alice Silverman Theatre. Screened live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, this new production is hosted locally by Ken Combs.
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of “Lulu” in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Run time is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission; read a synopsis from the Met.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation. OCCA thanks the Jeannette B. Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation, the City of Newport, season benefactors Bill and JoAnn Barton, opera hosts, OCCA members and local opera fans for their continuing support.
Season tickets are available at 541-265-2787 for $195 per person adult or $165 per person senior. Reserved seating ticket prices are $21.50 general, $18.50 senior, and $10.50 student. Call the box office at 541-265-2787 to buy tickets; purchase tickets online or from the PAC box office.