ALBAN BERG (1885-1935): Wozzeck.
Catalogue Number: 05I106
Label: Arthaus Musik
Reference: 101 277
Description: Again, not shot on stage but in a remote castle in southern Germany, this is a 1970 filmed version of Berg's expressionistic masterpiece (helped significantly in the more grotesque qualities of the story by director Joachim Hess' camera work) and artistic director Rolf Liebermann chose it as his favorite of all the film versions of operas he had been involved with. Toni Blankenheim (baritone), Richard Cassilly (tenor), Sena Jurinac (soprano), Hans Sotin (bass), Chorus of the Hamburg State Opera, Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra; Bruno Maderna. Mono. 4:3 NTSC all regions. Color. English subtitles. 106 min.