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Advent calendar in the foyer: The 8th door

Chamber music, recitations, talks: Christmas Songs Op. 8 by Peter Cornelius
Wed 08.12.2021 - 17:00 h
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Presentations in German

approx. 25 minutes

About the performance

Shortly after the premiere of the Christmas Songs Op. 8 by Peter Cornelius, the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik wrote about the composer: "A rich, creatively gifted spirit confronts us in it, an artist whose work reaches directly into the depths of the human soul with enthusiasm". In fact, Cornelius, who was also a gifted writer, wrote not only the music but also the texts to his "Christmas Songs" himself. Kammersänger Clemens Bieber and pianist Jens Holzkamp present pieces from this popular song cycle. But the evening will also feature contemporary poetry for the festive season: Katharina Schrade will read selected poems from Arne Rautenberg's recently published Christmas volume. Everything the heart desires for the festive season can be found there: candles, songs, treats. Secret Santa, wishes, the Christmas tree. A format especially for our younger guests.


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.



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