West Coast Premiere – January 2010


Composer: Alban Berg
Librettist: Alban Berg based on playwright Georg Büchner play, Woyzeck
Composer Chamber Orchestration: John Rea
Conductor: Nicole Paiement
Director: Brian Staufenbiel

Opera Parallèle produced the San Francisco Bay Area premiere of Alban Berg’s seminal opera Wozzeck in a chamber orchestration by John Rea and received acclaim by reviewers and audiences alike. 

Heralded by the San Francisco Classical Voice as “mesmerizing,” and “devastating,” Opera Parallèle’s critically-acclaimed contemporary opera production brought Berg’s dark masterpiece to life, with “images and scenes that continue to haunt the memory.”

Production Photos



Wozzeck, Bojan Knezevic
Captain, John Duykers
Andres, J. Raymond Meyers
Marie, Patricia Green
Doctor, Philip Skinner
Margret, Erin Neff
First Apprentice, John Bischoff
Second Apprentice, Mark Hernandez
Madman/Soldier, Michael Desnoyers
Marie’s child, Kai Nau


Conductor, Nicole Paiement
Stage Director, Brian Staufenbiel
Media Artist, Austin Forbord
Set/Lighting Designer, Matthew Antaky
Costumer, Vicky Mae Nebeker