In this Nov. 19, 2012 photo provided Lincoln Center, Simon Keenlyside performs at the edge of the stage in the title role for a searing concert version of Berg's "Wozzeck" with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. With the right singers and musicians, opera doesn't need sets and costumes to be convincing. The cast wore simple clothes, mostly black with some white, that would not have been out of place had they been listeners in the auditorium. The only props were a few bottles. There was no need to depict houses, streets and woods.The singers acted with such conviction that the 90-minute, three-act performance was riveting from start to finish. (AP Photo/Lincoln Center, Stephanie Berger)

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In this Nov. 19, 2012 photo provided Lincoln Center, Simon Keenlyside performs at the edge of the stage in the title role for a searing concert version of Berg's "Wozzeck" with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. With the right singers and musicians, opera doesn't need sets and costumes to be convincing. The cast wore simple clothes, mostly black with some white, that would not have been out of place had they been listeners in the auditorium. The only props were a few bottles. There was no need to depict houses, streets and woods.The singers acted with such conviction that the 90-minute, three-act performance was riveting from start to finish. (AP Photo/Lincoln Center, Stephanie Berger)
In this Nov. 19, 2012 photo provided Lincoln Center, Simon Keenlyside performs at the edge of the stage in the title role for a searing concert version of Berg's "Wozzeck" with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. With the right singers and musicians, opera doesn't need sets and costumes to be convincing. The cast wore simple clothes, mostly black with some white, that would not have been out of place had they been listeners in the auditorium. The only props were a few bottles. There was no need to depict houses, streets and woods.The singers acted with such conviction that the 90-minute, three-act performance was riveting from start to finish. (AP Photo/Lincoln Center, Stephanie Berger)
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