The Royal Opera - Wozzeck Reviews
6 July 2020
Simon Keenlyside (Wozzeck), John Tomlinson (Doctor)
Gerhard Siegel (Captain), Simon Keenlyside (Wozzeck), John Tomlinson (Doctor)
Karita Mattila (Marie)
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Simon Keenlyside (Wozzeck), Karita Mattila (Marie)

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No. of reviews: 19

Only a partial success
16 Nov 13 / Musical Criticism
Alban Berg's groundbreaking opera still has the power to shock, 88 years on from its premiere
13 Nov 13 / Express
Simon no sabe nadar
9 Nov 13 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
The latest revival of Berg's opera at the ROH is buoyed by a strong musical performance
7 Nov 13 / The Spectator
Simon Keenlyside presents a compelling portrait of a dehumanised, indeed lobotomised victim
5 Nov 13 / Evening Standard
Simon Keenlyside was an introspective, soft-toned Wozzeck
4 Nov 13 / Music OMH
A strong revival, with a moving Simon Keenlyside in the title role
4 Nov 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Berg's great opera confounds and dazzles
3 Nov 13 / The Observer
Wozzeck makes a musically incandescent return to Covent Garden
2 Nov 13 / What's on Stage
Together, all the elements of this production rightly make for an unsettling experience
2 Nov 13 / Classical Source
Overall, a visceral piece of music theatre feels as if it’s being held at a distance
2 Nov 13 / The Stage
A triumphant Wozzeck performance at Covent Garden
2 Nov 13 / Seen and Heard
Berg's Wozzeck at the Royal Opera House is notable mainly for a superb orchestral performance
2 Nov 13 / Telegraph
Berg's darker-than-dark adaptation of Büchner's Woyzeck makes a musically incandescent return to Covent Garden
2 Nov 13 / What's on Stage
At the still centre of everything is Keenlyside's Wozzeck
2 Nov 13 / Independent
The Oliver Award-winning production returns to the Royal Opera House in style
2 Nov 13 / Metro
Psychopathology is everything in this impressive revived production of Alban Berg's masterpiece
2 Nov 13 / The Guardian
Keenlyside and Mattila excel in fine revival
1 Nov 13 / Opera Britannia
A superb cast and orchestral perfection bring the best out of a rather overbearing production
1 Nov 13 / The Arts Desk
Production details
Keenlyside, Mattila, Siegel, Tomlinson, Wottrich, Easterlin, Cook, White, Doyle, Tritschler
(c) Elder (d) Warner
Performance dates
31 October, 5, 8, 12, 15 November 2013
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