Synonyms for wozzeck or Related words with wozzeck
Examples of "wozzeck"
Alban Berg’s expressionist opera "
" makes subtle use of a pedal tone in Act 3, scene 2, when the jealous, put-upon soldier
murders his unfaithful wife, Marie. Douglas Jarman (1989, p38) describes the powerful dramatic effect of this episode: “Marie and
are walking through the wood. Anxious, Marie tries to hurry on but
detains her. A disjointed, sinister conversation follows until, as the moon rises, blood-red,
draws a knife. A long crescendo begins as the note B natural, which has been present as a subdued pedal point throughout the scene, is now taken up by the kettledrums.
plunges the knife into Marie’s throat.”
and Andres are cutting sticks as the sun is setting.
has frightening visions and Andres tries unsuccessfully to calm him.
and Marie are walking in the woods by a pond. Marie is anxious to leave, but
restrains her. As a blood-red moon rises,
becomes determined that if he can't have Marie, no one else can, and he stabs her.
Among a crowd,
sees Marie dancing with the Drum Major. After a brief hunter's chorus, Andres asks
why he is sitting by himself. An Apprentice delivers a drunken sermon, then an Idiot approaches
and cries out that the scene is "Lustig, lustig...aber es riecht ...Ich riech, ich riech Blut!" ("joyful, joyful, but it reeks...I smell, I smell blood").
In the barracks at night,
, unable to sleep, is keeping Andres awake. The Drum Major comes in, intoxicated, and rouses
out of bed to fight with him.
Weill's first surviving opera has been described as "Literaturoper", similar to Alban Berg's "
She sang Marie at the Italian premiere of "
" in Rome, in 1942.
Lee has also worked with Opera North in a tour of the German opera "
During these years, his collaboration with M° Claudio Abbado resulted in
at Salzburger Ostfestspiele.
Having returned to the murder scene,
becomes obsessed with the thought that the knife he killed Marie with will incriminate him, and throws it into the pond. When the blood-red moon appears again,
, fearing that he has not thrown the knife far enough from shore and also wanting to wash away the blood staining his clothing and hands, wades into the pond and drowns. The Captain and the Doctor, passing by, hear
moaning and rush off in fright.
Alban Berg: "
". Haugland plays the Doktor. Conductor Claudio Abbado, with Franz Grundheber, Hildegard Behrens and Heinz Zednik.
is shaving the Captain who lectures him on the qualities of a "decent man" and taunts him for living an immoral life.
slavishly replies, "Jawohl, Herr Hauptmann" ("Yes sir, Captain") repeatedly to the Captain's abuse. However, when the Captain scorns
for having a child "without the blessing of the Church",
protests that it is difficult to be virtuous when he is poor, but entreats the Captain to remember the lesson from the gospel, "Lasset die Kleinen zu mir kommen!" ("Suffer the little children to come unto me," Mark 10:14). The Captain is confounded by Wozzeck's theological knowledge and anxiously squeaks, "What do you mean? And what sort of curious answer is that? You make me quite confused!" After
continues the discussion by positing that it would be easy to be moral, if only he were wealthy; and that, if the poor ever "got to Heaven, we'd all have to manufacture thunder!" The flustered Captain, unable to comprehend
, finally concedes that he is "a decent man, only you think too much!" The Captain concludes the discussion, saying it has "quite fatigued" him and again chides
to walk slowly before finally exiting.
People are dancing in a tavern.
enters, and upon seeing Margret, dances with her and pulls her onto his lap. He insults her, and then asks her to sing him a song. She sings, but then notices blood on his hand and elbow; everyone begins shouting at him, and
, now agitated and obsessed with his blood, rushes out of the tavern.
She was highly acclaimed for her performance as Marie in Alban Berg's "
" at the inauguration of Gelsenkirchen's new opera house on May 22, 1960. In 1964, she returned to the United States to appear in "
" at the San Francisco Opera.
In 1965, the soprano debuted both at the Metropolitan Opera ("
", under Karl Böhm) and in Chicago ("
", with Sir Geraint Evans, under Bruno Bartoletti). In 1967, she left the stage in order to devote herself to her family, and later taught at the .
Marie is telling her child to go to sleep while admiring earrings which the Drum Major gave her. She is startled when
arrives and when he asks where she got the earrings, she says she found them. Though not convinced,
gives her some money and leaves. Marie chastises herself for her behavior.
confronts Marie, who does not deny his suspicions. Enraged,
is about to hit her, when she stops him, saying even her father never dared lay a hand on her. Her statement "better a knife in my belly than your hands on me" plants in Wozzeck's mind the idea for his subsequent revenge.
In 2002 she plays and sings in the show “
, Lulu, la Morte e gli Altri” (
, Lulu, the Death and the Others) partnering with Carla Fracci and with the direction of Beppe Menegatti, at the Opera Theatre of Rome. She also plays in one edition of “Monologhi della Vagina” (Monologues of the Vagina) directed by Emanuela Giordano.
There are several different versions of "
" in the opera repertoire, apart from Berg's own. "
" by German composer Manfred Gurlitt, also based on Büchner's play, was first performed four months after Berg's work. Gurlitt's composition, which was created without any knowledge of Berg's, has remained in its shadow.
Pilarczyk became a specialist in works of the twentieth century, including works by Richard Strauss, "Salome" and ' (as the Dyer's Wife), Prokofiev's "The Fiery Angel", Luigi Dallapiccola's "Il prigioniero", Stravinsky's ' and "The Flood", Alban Berg's "
" and "Lulu", and Schoenberg's ' and "Von heute auf morgen". She appeared in Zürich, Berlin, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (as Salome in 1958), Florence (' and "
"), the Glyndebourne Festival (as Composer in "Ariadne auf Naxos" by Strauss, 1958), Paris Opéra ("
", 1963, and "Von heute auf morgen", 1967), La Scala ("Lulu", 1963), and Vienna.
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