Opera & Musical Theater

Opera Cheat Sheet: Wozzeck

A quick intro to Alban Berg’s 1925 “opera noir,” Saturday’s noon opera broadcast.

From a 2005 performance of Wozzeck by Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires.
From a 2005 performance of Wozzeck by Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires.

In this week’s OCS, Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn introduces excerpts from an interview with former Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf and Shepherd School of Music composition professor Anthony Brandt about the Houston Symphony’s 2012 semi-staged production of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck.

Murder, madness, infidelity, suicide…this opera has it all!

Tune in Saturday at noon to Houston Public Media’s 88.7 HD2 to hear Lyric Opera of Chicago’s broadcast of this 20th-century masterpiece.

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Alvaro 'Al' Ortiz is originally from Spain. He worked for several years in his home country and gained experience in all platforms of journalism, from wire services to print, as well as broadcast news and digital reporting. In 2001, Al came to the United States to pursue a Master's degree...

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