The Reviews are in for "Wozzeck"!

Wozzeck at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Check out the trailer for Wozzeck here:



Director Sir David McVicar on why you need to see Berg's Wozzeck.



After 22 years, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck has made a triumphant return to the Lyric Opera stage and it’s the talk of the town. Bringing the emotional and transformative story of Wozzeck to life is certainly no small feat, but director Sir David McVicar along with conductor Sir Andrew Davis have done just that. Known for scenes filled with poignant drama and stirring music, Wozzeck will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.  With only four performances left, this is a show you don’t want to miss. Buy your tickets now for remaining performance dates: November 7, 12, 16, and 21 (7:30pm).  

Read what the critics are hailing as a must-see event:

"Three words for anyone unsure about whether to catch Lyric's Wozzeck: See this show." - Chicago Tribune

"...mesmerizing from first stunningly discordant phrase to last." - Chicago Sun-Times

"Five Stars." - London Financial Times

"The casting was perfect." - Splash Magazine

"McVicar’s stark new production is distinctive and visually striking..." - Chicago Classical Review

"A superb ensemble cast and orchestra bring out all the unsettling beauty of Berg's great score..." - Chicago Tribune

"...Lyric’s Wozzeck presents a harrowing performance of Berg’s brilliant tragedy." - Chicago Classical Review

"Conductor Sir Andrew Davis and his orchestra do a sublime job of bringing Berg’s jagged but ravishing score — with its periodic sequences of lyrical beauty, and its interludes of blowsy tavern music — fully alive." - Chicago Sun-Times

"The voices and acting carried out the story’s drama, poignancy and tragedy." - Splash Magazine


Don't miss the transformative power of this new Wozzeck, through November 21. Secure your tickets online or by calling 312-827-5600.
New Lyric Opera production of Berg’s Wozzeck generously made possible by The Monument Trust (UK) and Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, with additional support from Robert L. Turner.

Photos: Andrew Cioffi, Cory Weaver



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