Michael Tanner

Keith Warner’s Wozzeck doesn’t make me as angry as it used to

The latest revival of Berg's opera at the ROH is buoyed by a strong musical performance

Simon Keenlyside and John Tomlinson in ‘Wozzeck’. Credit: Catherine Ashmore

When Keith Warner’s production of Berg’s Wozzeck was first produced at the Royal Opera, nine years ago, it made me more angry than any that I had ever seen. At its first revival in 2006, my response was milder, though still outraged. Now, on its third outing, I mind it even less, partly because the musical performance is so strong.

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