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City of Dreams 

Esa-Pekka Salonen - City of Dreams Paris
Date: October 12th 2009

Location: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

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Esa-Pekka Salonen and his Philharmonia Orchestra end their nine-month series, City of Dreams (Vienna 1900-1935) with this performance of Berg's first opera, Wozzeck at Paris' Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. 

A chilling and dramatic masterpiece, it is the apex of Viennese musical Expressionism. It draws on Berg’s own experiences of World War I and charts the eponymous hero's desperate descent into paranoia and insanity, using an intensely complex series of musical forms to express everything that the characters themselves cannot.

Lionel Bringuier: Assistant Conductor

Aidan Oliver: Chorus Master, Philharmonia Voices

Nicholas Chalmers: Children's Musical Director (children's chorus amalgamated from London schools)

François Galard, Pierre-Jean Bouyer: Image Realisation

Isabelle Barrière: Live Video   Alexandre Barrière: Staging

Laura Thatcher: Stage Manager  Jocelyn Bundy: Deputy Stage Manager

Sian Harris: Costume Supervisor

Jonathan Burton: Surtitles

Henrietta Bredin: Opera Co-ordinator

Venue Information

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 15 Avenue Montaigne 75008

Area Champs-Élysées

Transport Metro - Alma Marceau

Ticket Price 5€ - 125€