She is wearing gold earrings the Drum Major gave her.
The drunken Drum Major enters and starts a fight with Wozzeck, and Wozzeck is thrown on the ground. After a brief hunter's chorus, Andres asks Wozzeck why he is sitting by himself.
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Marie reads in the Bible about Mary Magdalene. Though he is suspicious, Wozzeck gives her his pay and leaves. The Doctor and the Captain pass by and hear the sound of a man drowning but they hurry on.
An Apprentice delivers a drunken sermon, then an Idiot approaches Wozzeck and cries out that the scene is "Lustig, lustig The titular Woyzeck is a fusilier in the army of his city-state unnamed in the opera.
Live recording from the Munich Philharmonie. Her son tells her a story about a hungry orphan. Marie, who is troubled by these visions, gradually abandons Wozzeck and has an affair with the Drum Major, who seduces her. Andres tells him to go back to sleep.
A blood-red moon rises and Wozzeck stabs Marie.