Premieres, Operas, Concerts
The season’s string of premieres will begin with ORESTEIA, Xenakis’ masterpiece for chamber orchestra, chorus and baritone; the work will be mounted on the upper deck of the Deutsche Oper multi-storey car park, an unusual backdrop for the team centring on director David Hermann. Other premieres will be held in the Philharmonie, which will host Meyerbeer’s DINORAH, the first work in a cycle of Meyerbeer pieces being aired at the Deutsche Oper Berlin over the next few seasons. The Philharmonie will also provide the venue for a production of ARIADNE ON NAXOS with Anja Harteros, to mark Richard Strauss’ sesquicentenary, followed by ROBERTO DEVEREUX in November, with Edita Gruberová in one of her celebrated roles as Elisabetta I. Finally, from 14th November onwards, we will be presenting Fiona Shaw’s production of Britten’s THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.
On 27th November 2014 the stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the Bismarckstraße will re-open for performances. In the course of the season four key works in the opera’s repertoire will celebrate their premieres, marking areas of focus that are also a feature of the overall programme. The repertoire of Russian works is being extended with Ole Anders Tandberg’s production of Shostakovich’s LADY MACBETH OF MZENSK; French opera is represented by a Sasha Waltz production of ROMEO AND JULIET and Philipp Stölzl’s staging of Gounod’s FAUST; and in March 2015 we present a Puccini retrospective whose crowning event will doubtless be the premiere of Rolando Villazón’s production of LA RONDINE [THE SWALLOW].
- Oresteia / ParkhausIannis Xenakis (1922 – 2001) / read more
9. September 2014Dinorah / Concert version / PhilharmonieGiacomo Meyerbeer (1791 – 1864) / read more
1. October 2014Ariadne auf Naxos / Concert version / PhilharmonieRichard Strauss (1864 – 1949) / read more
14. October 2014Roberto Devereux / Concert version / PhilharmonieGaetano Donizetti (1797 – 1848) / read more
5. November 2014The Rape of Lucretia / Haus der Berliner FestspieleBenjamin Britten (1913 – 1976) / read more
14. November 2014Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictDmitrij Schostakowitsch (1906 – 1975) / read more
25. January 2015The SwallowGiacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) / read more
8. March 2015Roméo et JulietteHector Berlioz (1803 – 1869) / read more
18. April 2015FaustCharles Gounod (1818 – 1893) / read more
19. June 2015
Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)La Damnation de Faust / read more8., 13., 15. May 2015Romeo and Juliette / read more18., 20., 22., 28., 29. April; 2. May 2015
Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)Carmen / read more28. November; 2., 8. December 2014; 4. April; 16., 21. May 2015
Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)The Rape of Lucretia / read more14., 16. November 2014 (Haus der Berliner Festspiele)
Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)L‘Elisir d’Amore / read more22., 29., 31. (2 ×) December 2014; 23., 25. May 20Lucia di Lammermoor / read more1., 6. February 2015Roberto Devereux (concert version) / read more5., 11. November 2014 (Philharmonie)
Charles Gounod (1818 – 1893)Faust / read more19., 24., 27., 30. June; 2., 5. July 2015
Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 – 1921)Hansel and Gretel / read more16., 23. (2×), 28. (2×) December 2014
Arturs Maskats (*1957)Valentina / read more19. May 2015 (Guest performance / Latvian National Opera, Riga)
Giacomo Meyerbeer (1863 – 1945)Dinorah (concert version) / read more1. October 2014 (Philharmonie)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)The Marriage of Figaro / read more16., 24., 28. January 2015The Magic Flute / read more6., 30. December 2014; 3., 17. January; 22., 27. February; 7. March; 2., 10. April; 6. May; 14. June 2015
Sergey Prokofiev (1891 – 1953)The Love for Three Oranges / read more29. May; 4., 12. June 2015
Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)La Bohème / read more20., 24., 30. March 2015Madama Butterfly / read more26., 29. March; 30. May 2015The Girl of the Golden West / read more13., 19., 22., 28. March 2015The Swallow / read more8., 12., 14., 18., 27. March; 29. June; 3. July 2015Tosca / read more15., 18. January; 21., 25. March 2015Turandot / read more12., 19. December 2014; 5., 11. April 2015
Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868)The Barber of Seville / read more30. January; 12., 28. February; 20., 22. May 2015
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)Samson et Dalila / read more21., 26. February; 1. March 2015
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District / read more25., 29., 31. January; 5., 14. February 2015
Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)Ariadne auf Naxos (concert version) / read more14. October 2014 [Philharmonie]Elektra / read more4., 7. February 2015The Knight of the Rose / read more14., 17., 20. December 2014
Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)Eugene Onegin / read more7., 10., 14., 24. May 2015
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)Don Carlo / read more23., 26., 30. April; 3. May 2015Falstaff / read more29. November; 4., 11. December 2014Nabucco / read more6., 11., 13., 17., 20. June 2015La Traviata / read more4., 8. January; 9., 12. April; 1., 4. July 2015
Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)Lohengrin / read more21., 25. December 2014; 19., 25. April 2015Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg / read more7., 13. December 2014; 8., 15. February 2015
Iannis Xenakis (1922 – 2001)Oresteia / Parkhaus / read more9., 12., 13., 15., 16. September 2014
Hoffmann © Thomas Aurin
- The RecordingMatthew Herbert and Band / read more
18., 19., 20., 21., 22., 23., 24., 25. Sep. 2014Tryout / A cooperation with HfM „Hanns Eisler“MusicTheatre for kids and teens / read more
13., 14., 15. Nov. 2014In Transit / PremiereAn experimental work by Eva-Maria Abelein, Mischa Tangian / read more
6., 8., 9., 17., 18., 19. Nov. 2014Gold / PremiereLeonard Evers (*1985) / read more
5., 7., 9., 10., 11., 12., 21., 22. Dec. 2014; 9., 10., 11. Feb.; 6., 7., 8. Mar. 2015Give-A-Way / PremiereA Sound experiment / read more
24., 27., 28., 29. Jan. 2015Kannst du pfeifen, JohannaGordon Kampe (*1976) / read more
21., 22., 24., 25., 26. Feb. 2015New Scenes IIInternational composition competition / read more
10., 11., 14., 15. Apr. 2015Augenblick mal! / FestivalA Theatre Festival for Young Audience /
21. – 26. Apr. 2015HoffmannPhantasmagoria loosely based on Jacques Offenbach / read more
6., 7., 8. May 2015Sounds for a while / PremiereAn installation of musical theatre by Anselm Dalferth / read more
25., 27., 28., 29., 30. Jun. 2015; 2. Jul. 2015
Concerts, Chamber Concerts, Jazz
Concerts, Chamber Concerts, Jazz
Last year I wrote to you in these pages of how dearly I would love to hear the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin playing not just Wagner and Verdi but also Brahms and Mahler. This is now a reality and we are delighted with the result – and not simply from an artistic viewpoint. It is particularly pleasing because so many of you have kept the faith with the Orchestra as it ventures into symphonic territory.
The same goes for the concert we gave at the Musikfest Berlin. It was a very moving experience for me performing Shostakovich’s 15th Symphony with this Orchestra in the Philharmonie, and the fact that we have been invited back this year shows that we can hold our own with the great orchestras of the world. Yet although we relish triumphs like these, the central remit of the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin remains the performance of the great works of musical theatre.
In the Season Preview last year I was waxing lyrical about our new series of chamber concerts held in the Tischlerei. We were all thoroughly gratified to see so many of you attending events, all the more so because the Tischlerei programmes are made up of performances especially close to the hearts of our musicians. I myself was extremely taken with the acoustics of the new performance space and the atmosphere at the concerts. I will definitely be there again this year – either as a musician or as a member of the audience avidly savouring a programme that has been so lovingly and intelligently put together.
I hope to see you again soon.
Best regards, Donald Runnicles
Symphony Concert / Musikfests Berlin14. September 2014 (Philharmonie) / read more21. Grand Opera Gala in aid of the Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung10. January 2015 / read moreSymphony Concert (Brahms)14. January 2015 / read moreSymphony Concert (Delius, Strauss, Elgar)12. May 2015 / read more20. Lions-Benefizgala: „Zauberflöte. Mozart. Jupiter“27. April 2015 / read moreThe BigBand in Concert22. June 2015 / read more
Between playfulness and chaos1. September 2014 / read moreSigns of a kingly art12. October 2014 / read moreSpotlights7. November 2014 / read moreBy students and teachers19. January 2015 / read moreShakespeare – With Love13. April 2015 / read moreAcademy Concert8. June 2015 / read more
Jazz & Breakfast
A Soulful Christmas7. December 2014 / read moreNew Orleans and Beyond1. February 2015 / read moreReturn to forever – The Music of Chick Corea1. March 2015 / read moreModern Times5. April 2015 / read moreThe Great American Songbook3. May 2015 / read moreA Brunch with Bird7. June 2015 / read more
Productions performed at “outsourced” lo...
Productions performed at “outsourced” locations
The Deutsche Oper Berlin is gearing up for the future. To ensure that we continue to offer our patrons opera productions of the very best technical quality, we are renewing the over-stage rigging of the opera house. As we will be unable to use the main stage for the duration of refurbishment, we have sought out alternative venues across the city where we can put on musical-theatre productions. On 23rd August 2014 the Berlin season will open with THE MAGIC FLUTE at the city’s loveliest open-air stage, the Waldbühne. The season’s string of premieres will begin with ORESTEIA, Xenakis’ masterpiece for chamber orchestra, chorus and baritone; the work will be mounted on the upper deck of the Deutsche Oper multi-storey car park, an unusual backdrop for the team centring on director David Hermann. Other premieres will be held in the Philharmonie, which will host Meyerbeer’s DINORAH, the first work in a cycle of Meyerbeer pieces being aired at the Deutsche Oper Berlin over the next few seasons. The Philharmonie will also provide the venue for a production of ARIADNE ON NAXOS with Anja Harteros, to mark Richard Strauss’ sesquicentenary, followed by ROBERTO DEVEREUX in November, with Edita Gruberová in one of her celebrated roles as Elisabetta I. We are likewise delighted to have booked the Béjart Ballet Lausanne for a guest performance in the Tempodrom, which will provide the backdrop for Béjart’s “Ce que l’amour me dit”, “Le Sacre du printemps” and “Bolero”. Finally, from 14th November onwards, we will be presenting Britten’s THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.
You are cordially invited to join us in the Waldbühne, the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, the Tempodrom and the Philharmonie and to discover for yourselves venues such as our Tischlerei and the Deutsche Oper multi-storey car park. In the column opposite you will find an overview of our productions performed at “outsourced” locations. From 27th November 2014 the Deutsche Oper Berlin will again have at its disposal one of the most modern stages in Europe. We look forward to seeing you!
- Spanish Night / Open-Air at Schloss BothmerWorks by Rossini, Mozart, Rodrigo / read more
16. August 2014The Magic Flute / Open Air at the WaldbühneWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) / read more
23. August 2014Between playfulness and chaos / Tischlerei1st concert in the Tischlerei / read more
1. September 2014Oresteia / Open-Air at the ParkhausIannis Xenakis (1922 – 2001) / read more
9., 12., 13., 15., 16. September 2014Special Concert – A concert of Musikfest Berlin / at the PhilharmonieWorks by Reimann, von Webern, Brahms / read more
14. September 2014The Recording / TischlereiMatthew Herbert and Band / read more
18., 19., 20., 21., 22., 23., 24., 25. (Record-Release-Party) September 2014Europa war sein Bayreuth / TischlereiA Symposion about Giacomo Meyerbeer's life and work / read more
29., 30. September, 1. October 2014Dinorah / Concert version at the PhilharmonieGiacomo Meyerbeer (1791 – 1864) / read more
1. October 2014Signs of a kingly art / Tischlerei2nd concert in the Tischlerei / read more
12. October 2014Ariadne auf Naxos / Concert version at the PhilharmonieRichard Strauss (1864 – 1949) / read more
14. October 2014Guest Performance: Béjart Ballet Lausanne / TempodromMaurice Béjart (1927 – 2007) / read more
17., 18., 19. October 2014Manon Lescaut / Royal Opera House, MaskatGiacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) / read more
23., 26. October 2014Roberto Devereux / Concert version at the PhilharmonieGaetano Donizetti (1797 – 1848) / read more
5., 11. November 2014In Transit / TischlereiEva-Maria Abelein, Mischa Tangian et al. / read more
6., 8., 9., 17., 18., 19. November 2014Spotlights / Tischlerei3rd concert in the Tischlerei / read more
7. November 2014The Rape of Lucretia / Haus der Berliner FestspieleBenjamin Britten (1913 – 1976) / read more
14., 16. November 2014
Madame Butterfly – 30. May, 2015
Alexia Voulgaridou will be singing the part of Cio-Cio-San.
Nabucco – 6., 11., 20. June, 2015
Bruno Ribeiro will be singing the part of Ismaele.
Nabucco – 13., 17. June, 2015
Stefano La Colla will be singing the part of smaele.
Marko Mimica will be singing the part of High priest of Baal.