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16 Apr 2007

Inventive staging, skilled cast bring 1836 drama to life

By Anne Marie Welsh [San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 April 2007]

Eighty-two years is a long time to wait for the work that launched 20th-century music drama. The wait ended Saturday – and a door to its future may have opened, too – with the San Diego Opera's first production of Alban Berg's “Wozzeck” (1925) in an innovative, fluent, surprisingly somber staging directed by the Tony-winning director emeritus of La Jolla Playhouse, Des McAnuff.

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