27. Grand Opera Gala in aid of the Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung

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Best of Opera - Arias, Ensembles, Choruses and Overtures

approx. 1 hour 45 minutes / no interval

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Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) will record the opera gala. It can be experienced on 5 November at 8:03 pm on rbbKultur radio as well as on 2 December 2023 at 10:10 pm on 3Sat television and on 5 December 2023 at 11:45 pm on rbb television.

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Richard Wagner [1813 – 1883]
„Einzug der Gäste“
Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Gaetano Donizetti [1797 – 1848]
„Caro elisir, sei mio… Esulti pur la barbara“ – Duet Adina, Nemorino
Elena Tsallagova, Soprano
Rolando Villazón, Tenor

Giacomo Puccini [1858 – 1924]
„O mio babbino caro“ – Aria Lauretta
Lilit Davtyan, Soprano

Henry Purcell [1659 – 1695]
„What power art thou“
Nils Wanderer, Countertenor

Gioacchino Rossini [1792 – 1868]
„Largo al factotum“ – Aria Figaro
Andrzej Filończyk, Baritone

Umberto Giordano [1867 – 1948]
„La mamma morta“ – Aria Maddalena
Saioa Hernandez, Soprano

Georges Bizet [1838 – 1875]
„Les voici! Voici la quadrille“
Chorus and Children's Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Gioacchino Rossini [1792 – 1868]
„Nacqui all’affanno … Non più mesta“ – Aria Don Magnifico
Misha Kiria, Baritone

„Nacqui all’affanno … Non più mesta“ – Aria Cenerentola
Maria Kataeva, Mezzosoprano

„Faded Love“

Giuseppe Verdi [1813 – 1901]
„È strano …. Sempre libera“– Aria Violetta Valéry
Adela Zaharia, Soprano

Giacomo Puccini [1858 – 1924]
„Nessun dorma“ – Aria Calaf
SeokJong Baeck, Tenor

Gaetano Donizetti [1797 – 1848]
„Ah! Mes amis“ – Aria Tonio (Concert version)
Josh Lovell, Antonio Madrillo, Anton Rositskiy, Tenor

Sergei Rachmaninow [1873 – 1943]
Hila Fahima, Sopran

Gioacchino Rossini [1792 – 1868]
Gran pezzo concertato per 14 voci
Hye Young Moon, Soprano (Contessa di Folleville)
Elena Tsallagova, Soprano (Corinna)
Hulkar Sabirova, Soprano (Madama Cortese)
Maria Kataeva, Mezzosoprano (Marchesa Melibea)
Davia Bouley, Mezzosoprano (Delia)
Oleksandra Diachenko, Mezzosoprano (Modestina)
Josh Lovell, Tenor (Il Conte di Libenskof)
Andrei Danilov, Tenor (Cavalier Belfiore)
Kangyoon Shine Lee, Tenor (Zeffirino)
Artur Garbas, Baritone (Don Profondo)
Joel Allison, Baritone (Lord Sidney)
Dean Murphy, Baritone (Don Alvaro)
Philipp Jekal, Baritone (Baron Trombonok)
Padraic Rowan, Bass (Don Prudenzio)

On 4 November 2023, after a three-year break, the Deutsche Oper Berlin will once again open its doors for the 27th Festive Opera Gala in aid of the German AIDS Foundation. As one of the most important charity events in the German capital, the Festive Opera Gala has become an indispensable part of Berlin's cultural life, both artistically and socially.

Experience opera enjoyment at the highest level, in glamorous conviviality and hosted by the celebrated opera star Rolando Villazón. Together with the chorus, children's chorus and orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, top-class interpreters - including Saioa Hernández, Misha Kiria, Maria Kataeva, SeokJong Baek and Nils Wanderer - under the musical direction of Andrea Sanguineti will offer versatile and moving insights into the world of opera. The ticket price includes drinks and a delicious after-show menu in the foyers. The stage will even be open for the after-show party, with star DJ Felix Jaehn.

From the proceeds of the gala concert, the German AIDS Foundation supports projects in Berlin, Germany and around the world.

Tickets can also be ordered through the agency NvG.event GmbH, which offers table tickets as well as sponsor packages in addition to opera tickets: Please contact Nadine von Gumppenberg, +49 (172) 4266485 or operngala@nvg-event.de.

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Der Adventskalender 2023

Just like cinnamon and biscuits, the musical Advent calendar is an integral part of the pre-Christmas period. In keeping with the motto "brevity is the spice of life", we will once again be presenting a varied programme in December from Monday to Friday from 5.00 p.m. in the foyers or in the Tischlerei to sweeten the wait for the big festive season. From the presentation of the new scholarship holders, who enrich the vocal ensemble, to readings, piano music and Christmas brass, to a visit from St Nicholas, there's something for everyone. Come along and experience our artists up close!

Our Advent Foyer Programme
Visit our chamber concerts and readings from Monday to Friday, from 5.00 p.m. to approx. 5.25 p.m., in the Rank foyer on the right, in the Parquet Foyer or in the Tischlerei. Admission is free.

1 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
"An American Christmas" - Favourite songs from North and South America
with Julie Wyma, Valeria Delmé and Jamison Livsey

4 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
African American Spirituals
with Christian Simmons and John Parr

5 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
César Franck: Sonata in A major for violin and piano
with Elisabeth Heise-Glass and Elda Laro

6 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
St Nicholas comes to visit
with Gerard Farreras, Jens Holzkamp and the Junge Deutsche Oper

7 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
"Christmas is here again"
with the small chorus of the children's chorus, Rosemarie Arzt and Jitsu Park

8 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
Excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach's "Christmas Oratorio"
with soloists from the children's and youth chorus and the chorus

11 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
"Ding Dong! Merrily on High"
with the VoiceChangers and Rosemarie Arzt

12 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
Our scholarship holders introduce themselves
with Hye-Young Moon, Lilit Davtyan, Youngkwang Oh and Pauli Jämsä

13 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
Jewish music for Hanukkah
with Daniel Draganov, Natalie Buck and Maxime Perrin

14 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
"Roses et papillons" - songs by César Franck
with Andrea Schwarzbach and Christian Zacker

15 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
Maurice Ravel: "Chansons madécasses"
with Arianna Manganello, Elda Laro, Arne-Christian Pelz, Ruth Pereira-Medina

18 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
"Four tubas for a Merry Christmas"
with Vikentios Gionanidis, Péter Kánya, Thomas Leyendecker and Thomas Richter

19 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
Karol Szymanowksi: Sonata for violin and piano, op. 9
with Magdalena Heinze and Elda Laro

20 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
The golden era of bel canto
with Arianna Manganello and Elda Laro

21 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" - A reading
with Dietmar Schwarz and Fanny Frohnmeyer

22 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
Christmas singing together
with the brass players of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

All further information in the respective daily door on our homepage

Raffles at the weekends
Because an Advent calendar is of course also filled at weekends and on Christmas Eve, you will find online prize draws on our homepage on Saturdays and Sundays as well as on 24 December. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our co-operation partners such as NAXOS and Sauerländer Audio.