Advent calendar in the foyer: The 20th door
Chamber music, recitations, talks: Fairy tale melodies
approx. 25 minutes
Presentations in German
- 0117:00DecWed0,00 €
- 0217:00DecThu0,00 €
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- Children's performance0617:00DecMon0,00 €
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Even without the sung word, music can tell stories. Ravel's small cycle "Ma mère l'oye" demonstrates the great effect that even simple musical means are capable of. Individual episodes of Charles Perrault's collection of fairy tales "Tales of my Mother Goose" are captured in vivid sound images. The contemporary Debussy is also known for his ability to paint sound, and his "Petite Suite" in the version for piano four hands enriches the programme. When one thinks of fairy tales and classical music, one name immediately comes to mind: Humperdinck created HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, an opera that still delights young and old today, exactly 100 years after his death. The melody of the "Evening Blessing" (Abendegen) from it is also known everywhere away from the stage.
Our Advent calendar is already a tradition. From Monday to Friday, between 1 and 23 December, there is singing, music and also talking about art and music in the Rang-Foyer or on Götz-Friedrich-Platz. The concerts begin at 5 p.m. and admission is free.
Experience members of the Deutsche Oper Berlin ensembles - singers and scholarship holders, chorus soloists and musicians - together with guests who, like Reinhard Naumann, have close ties to the house. The foyers of the Deutsche Oper Berlin thus become places where younger and older generations, opera lovers and opera newcomers meet.
At the weekends and on Christmas Eve, online prize draws are held on the homepage of our website.