Even the few light-hearted moments in Berg's opera are surrounded by darkness. The disturbed Wozzeck (Georg Nigl) has horrific visions of knives and blood, which turn out to be prophetic. Damir Yusupov/Bolshoi Theatre hide caption

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Opera Noir: Alban Berg's 'Wozzeck'

The disturbed title character struggles with jealously and poverty in Berg's powerful tragedy.