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17 Mar 2008

Wozzeck, La Monnaie, Brussels

Berg_bust.pngBy Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times, 16 March 2008]

Blood, mud and madness are the key ingredients of David Freeman’s new Wozzeck for Brussels’ La Monnaie. At the end of the evening, when Marie’s throat has been slit and Wozzeck has sunk to his death beneath the murky water, it is Alban Berg’s music that leaves the strongest impression, a timeless story flawlessly told.

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