First Production of Wozzeck at the Paris Opera —
nearly forty years after the world premiere, Georges Auric, Administrator of
the Paris Opera at the time, brought Alban Berg’s Wozzeck into the repertoire. The work, already performed in 1952 at
the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées by the Vienna Opera company, had never been
heard at the Paris Opera. At the end of an exceptional season, that of
1963/1964, Georges Auric evokes the first Paris Opera production of Wozzeck, directed by Jean-Louis Barrault
and conducted by Pierre Boulez.