Wozzeck

Berg’s fascinating opera
  • Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 25 Jan - 15 Feb
    LIMITED SEASON
    Pensioner, Student & Child tickets also available
    $327.00 - $361.00*
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    Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 30 Jan - 12 Feb
    FREE DINNER
    With this special offer, tickets to select Monday to Thursday performances come with free dinner at Eastbank or Sir Stamford.
    $327.00*
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    via Opera Australia
  • Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 25 Jan - 15 Feb
    LIMITED SEASON
    Pensioner, Student & Child tickets also available
    $327.00 - $361.00*
    Premium
    Buy Now
    via Opera Australia
    Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 30 Jan - 12 Feb
    FREE DINNER
    With this special offer, tickets to select Monday to Thursday performances come with free dinner at Eastbank or Sir Stamford.
    $327.00*
    Premium
    Buy Now
    via Opera Australia

*Additional fees including Booking, Credit Card & Handling charges may be levied at purchase. Tickets are subject to availability which must be confirmed with the ticket retailer.

About the event

Wozzeck is running, always running, with his shadow in pursuit. He is poor, and he is weary. He is used, and used up. He is a brute, ruled by brutes. And now his mind is imploding.

Berg’s fascinating opera is a portrait of a ravaged man, drawn with vivid clarity through unsettling music and sharp, structured scenes. One of the most exciting visual artists of our generation, William Kentridge, directs and illustrates this extraordinary production, a collaboration between Opera Australia, the Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival and the Canadian Opera Company.

Kentridge’s haunting illustrations offer a window into the carnage of Wozzeck’s world. Charcoal drawings fill the stage, frenetic scribbles are illuminated and then erased, as we wonder, with Wozzeck, what is real.

"The audience seemed stunned at the end, yet grateful."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

★★★★★ Completely enthralling

THE TELEGRAPH

"A breathtaking reassessment of Berg’s masterpiece… a work of art across many genres."

FINANCIAL TIMES

"A stupendous, faith-restoring production"

THE TELEGRAPH UK