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Wozzeck

SF/Ruth Walz, Courtesy of Fathom Events
There's a persistent feeling of doom in the world for the lowly soldier Wozzeck. A poor man, he worries as much about money as he does the strange visions that plague him, which are perhaps caused by bizarre experiments practiced on him by the camp doctor. All he has in the world is Marie and their infant son, and when she's seduced by the Drum Major, he realizes his doom is closer than ever. In the build-up to World War I, doom is everywhere, however, and perhaps Wozzeck is the only one who knows what comes after. Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck is inspired by Georg Buchner's unfinished drama Woyzeck. Wozzeck deals with the callousness and heightened militarism of an increasingly war-like world, and its atonal score remains as bracing as ever. The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of the scathing Wozzeck at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, January 11, with encore screenings at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 15. The AMC Esquire 7 (6706 Clayton Road, Clayton; www.fathomevents.com) hosts all three broadcasts, and tickets are $19.66 to $26.02.

— Paul Friswold

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  • AMC Esquire 7

    6706 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights Richmond Heights

    314-781-3806

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