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    Richard Strauss: Salome

    Conductor: Alain Altinoglu; Stage-Director: Claus Guth; With Burkhard Ulrich, Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, Allison Oakes, Michael Volle, Thomas Blondelle, Annika Schlicht et al.

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    Sat 6. February 2016 / 20:00h / read more

    C-Prices € 95,– / 76,– / 53,– / 29,– / 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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    Sun 7. February 2016 / 18:00h / read more

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

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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

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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

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    Opernwerkstatt: Die Sache Makropulos

    Rehearsal visit and conversation

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

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    Conductor: Alain Altinoglu; Stage-Director: Claus Guth; With Burkhard Ulrich, Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, Allison Oakes, Michael Volle, Thomas Blondelle, Annika Schlicht et al.

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    Sat 6. February 2016 / 20:00h / read more

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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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    Sun 7. February 2016 / 18:00h / 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

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Strauss: Salome / 24 January

Long after the Paris world premiere in 1896 Oscar Wilde’s tragedy “Salomé” remained a thorn in the flesh of the establis...

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Strauss: Salome / 24 January

Long after the Paris world premiere in 1896 Oscar Wilde’s tragedy “Salomé” remained a thorn in the flesh of the establishment across Europe. In Wilhelminian Germany and the Danube Monarchy, too, official art adjudicators considered the subject “repulsive” and the text “an insult to morality”. In the minds of the guardians of public morals the New Testament story of Herod’s daughter was as ill-suited to the stage as it was to pictorial representation, which was experiencing a boom at the time. Salomé’s stepfather, Herod, the Roman’s client king of Judea, Galilee and Samaria who is said to have ordered the massacre of the innocents around Bethlehem, persuades her to dance for him. Encouraged by her mother, she demands to be given the head of John the Baptist as a reward.

Official disapproval meant that the performance of Wilde’s play that Richard Strauss saw in 1902 in Max Reinhardt’s “Kleines Theater” in Berlin was a private function. The composer, who was already in possession of the beginnings of an opera libretto in verse form, resolved to use Hedwig Lachmann’s prose text as the basis for his composition. His SALOME was one of the first literaturopern of the 20th century and reflected a number of operatic preferences of the time such as the predilection for one-act works and for exotic, oriental subjects. A literaturoper is an opera whose lyrics are lifted directly, albeit sometimes in shortened and rearranged form, from a pre-existing play.

Claus Goth, an internationally feted director since his MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in Salzburg in 2006, is taking on his first production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. His SALOME focuses on the interior motivations of the characters and explores the power dynamic within the house of Herod. Will Salomé manage to break free from her hellish domestic situation?

Kindly supported by Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin e. V.

Performances on 24, 29 January, 3, 6 February, 2, 6 April 2016

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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.


Next performances

Sat, 6. Feb

Tour

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

Sat, 6. Feb

Salome

Deutsche Oper Berlin / 20:00h / read more / Buy ticket

Sun, 7. Feb

Jazz & Breakfast

Restaurant / 11:00h / read more

Sun, 7. Feb

Always on the go

Tischlerei / 16:00h / read more / Buy ticket

Sun, 7. Feb

Peter Grimes

Deutsche Oper Berlin / 18:00h / read more / Buy ticket

Tue, 9. Feb
Thu, 11. Feb

Peter Grimes

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


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Opera Premieres

  • 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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Tischlerei 2015/2016

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Tischlerei 2015/2016


  • 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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