Concert will begin at 00:30 hours GMT
Met's encore stream: Berg's 'Wozzeck' with van den Heever, Mumford, Ventris and Staples from New York
Berg's 'Wozzeck' is an opera based on the drama Woyzeck, which was left incomplete by the German playwright Georg Büchner at his death. The plot depicts the everyday life of soldiers and the townspeople of a rural German-speaking town. Prominent themes of militarism, callousness, social exploitation, and a casual sadism are brutally and uncompromisingly presented. Performers:
Performers: Elza van den Heever, Tamara Mumford, Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel, Andrew Staples, Peter Mattei, Christian Van Horn.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Recorded 11 January.