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Vintage Opera News - March 9, 1959

Item# 03091959

Vintage Opera News - March 9, 1959

Opera News - March 9, 1959
Volume 23, Number 19
Published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild

This March 1959 issue of Opera News was devoted to Alban Berg’s masterpiece Wozzeck, which had just received its Metropolitan Opera premiere.

Each of these vintage Opera News magazines measures 7” wide and 10” tall and is roughly 32-36 pages in length. Lovingly preserved, each is a fascinating time capsule of what was happening at the Met Opera during its publication. They include interesting opera analysis, multiple black and white photos, and charming ads from the era. However, with the gorgeous covers you may just want to frame it to use as unique opera decor!

Alban Berg’s Wozzeck

Berg’s landmark work, based on Georg Büchner’s unfinished play, changed the operatic landscape when it premiered in Berlin in 1925. A searing portrayal of an oppressed individual in a hostile society, set to an atonal score, it has remained as relevant and contemporary ever since.


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