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    Opernwerkstatt: Die Sache Makropulos

    Rehearsal visit and conversation

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    Tue 9. February 2016 / 18:30h / read more

    € 5,– / buy ticket

    tickethotline: 030.343 84 343

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    Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes

    Conductor: Donald Runnicles; Stage Director: David Alden; With Christopher Ventris, Michaela Kaune, Peter Sidhom et al.;

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    Thu 11. February 2016 / 19:30h / read more

    B-Prices € 79,– / 59,– / 39,– / 22,– / buy ticket

    tickethotline: 030.343 84 343

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

    Conductor: Daniel Cohen; Stage-Director: Günter Krämer; Featuring Tobias Kehrer, Attilio Glaser, Hulkar Sabirova, Heidi Stober, John Chest, Elbenita Kajtazi et al.

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    Fri 12. February 2016 / 19:30h / read more

    C-Prices € 95,– / 76,– / 53,– / 29,– / buy ticket

    tickethotline: 030.343 84 343

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    Gioacchino Rossini: Der Barbier von Sevilla

    Conductor: Daniel Cohen; Stage-Director: Katharina Thalbach; With Matthew Newlin, Noel Bouley, Jana Kurucová, Thomas Lehman, Marko Mimica et al.

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    Sat 13. February 2016 / 19:30h / read more

    C-Prices € 95,– / 76,– / 53,– / 29,– / buy ticket

    tickethotline: 030.343 84 343

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    Richard Wagner: Lohengrin

    Conductor: Donald Runnicles; Stage-Director: Kasper Holten; With Günther Groissböck, Michael Weinius, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Thomas Johannes Mayer, Anna Smirnova, Bastiaan Everink et al.

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    Sun 14. February 2016 / 17:00h / read more

    D-Prices € 128,– / 94,– / 67,– / 39,– / buy ticket

    tickethotline: 030.343 84 343



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    Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes

    Conductor: Donald Runnicles; Stage Director: David Alden; With Christopher Ventris, Michaela Kaune, Peter Sidhom et al.;

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    Thu 11. February 2016 / 19:30h / read more

    B-Prices € 79,– / 59,– / 39,– / 22,– / buy ticket

    tickethotline: 030.343 84 343

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

    Conductor: Daniel Cohen; Stage-Director: Günter Krämer; Featuring Tobias Kehrer, Attilio Glaser, Hulkar Sabirova, Heidi Stober, John Chest, Elbenita Kajtazi et al.

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    Fri 12. February 2016 / 19:30h / read more

    C-Prices € 95,– / 76,– / 53,– / 29,– / buy ticket

    tickethotline: 030.343 84 343

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    Gioacchino Rossini: Der Barbier von Sevilla

    Conductor: Daniel Cohen; Stage-Director: Katharina Thalbach; With Matthew Newlin, Noel Bouley, Jana Kurucová, Thomas Lehman, Marko Mimica et al.

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    Sat 13. February 2016 / 19:30h / read more

    C-Prices € 95,– / 76,– / 53,– / 29,– / buy ticket

    tickethotline: 030.343 84 343

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    Richard Wagner: Lohengrin

    Conductor: Donald Runnicles; Stage-Director: Kasper Holten; With Günther Groissböck, Michael Weinius, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Thomas Johannes Mayer, Anna Smirnova, Bastiaan Everink et al.

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    Sun 14. February 2016 / 17:00h / read more

    D-Prices € 128,– / 94,– / 67,– / 39,– / buy ticket

    tickethotline: 030.343 84 343




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Janacek: The Makropulos Affair / 19....

Leos Janácek’s penultimate opera explores the human yearning for immortality. The famous singer Emilia Marty, by nature...

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Janacek: The Makropulos Affair / 19. February

Leos Janácek’s penultimate opera explores the human yearning for immortality. The famous singer Emilia Marty, by nature both alluring and chilling, stirs up with her astonishing insider knowledge an inheritance dispute that has been going on for a century. She uses her irresistible erotic aura with cool precision; she is not interested in establishing the truth but rather has an ulterior motive – she is determined to lay her hands on a document bearing the details of an ancient formula. 300 years previously she had been the subject of a scientific experiment that hugely extended the length of her life – and she now needs to take the potion again.

Commenting on his main protagonist, the composer wrote: “I’m making her a warmer person so people sympathise with her. Before it’s out, I’ll be in love with her myself.” He then proceeded to shift the focus of the work from an amusing dialectal study of the pros and cons of an artificially prolonged life – the angle adopted by the original story’s author, Karel Capek – to a personal, arresting criticism of the yawning emptiness and endless repetitiveness of such an existence.

Following their remarkable stagings of Lachenmann’s THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL and Xanakis’ ORESTEIA, director David Hermann and set designer Christof Hetzer now team up with Donald Runnicles to bring Janácek’s vision of this opera to the stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

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Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi (c...

The sad tale of Romeo and Juliet, set in Verona, is best known as the tragedy written by Shakespeare, yet a number of ot...

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Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi (concert version) / 29. February

The sad tale of Romeo and Juliet, set in Verona, is best known as the tragedy written by Shakespeare, yet a number of other versions of the story were penned independent of the Bard. Largely unknown today, Luigi Scevola was an Italian writer of tragic dramas. The main protagonists of his best-known works are Sappho, Hannibal, Herodes, Socrates, Romeo and Juliet. His “fifth tragedy”, entitled “Giulietta e Romeo”, which draws on the same material used by Shakespeare, served as the source work for the libretto of the same name, which Felice Romani wrote in 1825 for Nicola Vaccai and adapted in 1830 for Vincenzo Bellini. For the world premiere in Venice the authors changed the name of the piece to I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI to distinguish it from the older opera. For many years it was conventional to follow the example set by Maria Malibran, the famed female interpreter of Romeo in both operas, and to replace Bellini’s finale with Vaccai’s.

Towards the end of the 19th century the opera faded from view. Charles Gounod revived the tale with his opera ROMEO AND JULIET. On the centenary of the death of Bellini I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI was performed again in his native city, but more than thirty years were to elapse before the work was staged again in the Milan Scala – initially with the part of Romeo sung by a tenor. Over the last 40 years the role of Romeo has been sung by a string of celebrated mezzo-sopranos that includes Janet Baker, Marilyn Horne, Agnes Baltsa, Vesselina Kasarova and Elīna Garanca. Joyce DiDonato gave her debut as Romeo to rave reviews in Paris in 2008 and reprised the role in a new production at the San Francisco Opera.


Next performances

Tue, 9. Feb
Thu, 11. Feb

Peter Grimes

Deutsche Oper Berlin / 19:30h / read more / Buy ticket

Fri, 12. Feb

The Magic Flute

Deutsche Oper Berlin / 19:30h / read more / Buy ticket

Sat, 13. Feb

Family tours

Deutsche Oper Berlin / 15:30h / read more / Buy ticket

Sat, 13. Feb
Sat, 13. Feb

The Barber of Seville

Deutsche Oper Berlin / 19:30h / read more / Buy ticket

Sun, 14. Feb

Family workshop

Deutsche Oper Berlin / 11:00h / read more / Buy ticket

Sun, 14. Feb
Sun, 14. Feb

Lohengrin

Deutsche Oper Berlin / 17:00h / read more / Buy ticket


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  • Cover Saisonbroschüre 2015/2016 © Julian Röder

    Cover Saisonbroschüre 2015/2016 © Julian Röder


  • Vasco da Gama
    Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 – 1864) / read more
    4. October, 2015
    Aida
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901) / read more
    22. November, 2015
    La Favorite / concert version
    Gaetano Donizetti (1797 – 1848) / read more
    2. December, 2015
    Salome
    Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949) / read more
    24. January, 2016
    The Makropulos Affair
    Leos Janácek (1854 – 1928) / read more
    19. February, 2016
    I Capuleti e I Montecchi / concert version
    Vincenzo Bellini (1801 – 1835) / read more
    29. February, 2016
    Morgen und Abend / First performed in Germany
    Georg Friedrich Haas (*1953) / read more
    29. April, 2016
    Norma / concert version
    Vincenzo Bellini (1801 – 1835) / read more
    7. May, 2016
    The Abduction from the Seraglio
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) / read more
    17. June, 2016

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  • The Wanderings of Odysseus / World premiere
    Musictheatre by Ole Hübner (*1993)
    for audiences aged 10 and older / read more
    2., 3., 5., 6., 7., 8., 9., 11., 12., 13., 14. October;
    2., 3., 4., 6. December, 2015
    Private View / Premiere
    Chamber opera by Annelies Van Parys (*1975) / read more
    29., 30., 31. October, 2015
    Gold
    Musical theatre by Leonard Evers (*1985)
    for audiences aged 5 and older / read more
    6., 10., 11., 12., 13., 16., 17., 18. November, 2015
    Sensor / World premiere
    Musical theatre by Konrad Boehmer (1941 – 2014) / read more
    23., 26., 27., 28., 29. January, 2016
    Kannst du pfeifen, Johanna
    Musical theatre by Gordon Kampe (*1976)
    for audiences aged 6 and older / read more
    13., 14., 15., 20., 21. February, 2016
    A Piece of Heaven / World premiere
    Musical theatre by Ania Michaelis (*1965)
    for audiences aged 2 to 4 / read more
    19., 20., 22., 23., 24., 26., 27. March, 2016
    Underline / Premiere
    Musical theatre by Hugo Morales (*1979) & Deville Cohen (*1977) / read more
    16., 18., 19., 23., 24. June, 2016


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