Inventive staging, skilled cast bring 1836 drama to life

By Anne Marie Welsh [San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 April 2007]
Eighty-two years is a long time to wait for the work that launched 20th-century music drama. The wait ended Saturday ñ and a door to its future may have opened, too ñ with the San Diego Opera’s first production of Alban Berg’s ìWozzeckî (1925) in an innovative, fluent, surprisingly somber staging directed by the Tony-winning director emeritus of La Jolla Playhouse, Des McAnuff.