What happens when an extraordinary artist encounters a brilliant composer?
Hear it from the artist himself as he sits down with Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini for a wide-ranging conversation about art, music and storytelling across different forms on the set of Wozzeck in the Joan Sutherland Theatre at Sydney Opera House.
William Kentridge is a South African multimedia artist and one of the most captivating talents of the 21st century. His trademark stop-motion animations feature his own evolving sketches and sculptures, and they've adorned the walls of art galleries, theatres and opera theatres across the world.
Kentridge designed and directed Shostakovich's The Nose and Berg's Lulu for the Metropolitan Opera in recent years, to significant acclaim. But his Wozzeck, created for the Salzburg Festival, Opera Australia, Canadian Opera Company and the Metropolitan Opera of New York, is "his most elegant and powerful operatic treatment yet" (The New York Times).
Find out how Kentridge gets inside the head of a man who is falling apart in Berg's riveting opera.
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