extended version: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN - Part 1

An Ambush from Behind Festival to THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

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World premieres by Babelfis, Steve Mekoudja, Magdalena Mitterhofer, Shade Théret, Olga Hohmann and Jan Koslowski as well as performances and concerts by Xzavier Stone, Larissa Sirah Herden, Vicky Krieps, Samuel Schneider, Stephane Peeps Moun, Thomias Ludovic Radin, Anna Schoeck and Michael Bakhtadze on 11 November 2023 in the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Tickets can be purchased separately for each of the three parts of extended version: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN. For a truly extended enjoyment of the arts, however, we recommend the festival ticket for the entire event with a reduced price compared to the single ticket.

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Invitation to "Captain's Tea
Sailor stories and sea tales read by Vicky Krieps and Samuel Schneider

If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick every day
Songs and Stories with Larissa Sirah Herden

You will find the complete programme here.

Seafaring tales tell of faraway lands and great adventures, but also of battles against the forces of nature and eerie encounters at night and in storms in the vastness of the sea. The FLYING DUTCHMAN is also up to mischief there. One of Wagner's most popular operas is about him. But it is short - and there is much more to tell about the DUTCHMAN.

That's why the extended version: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN from 4.00 pm invites the whole family to "Captain's Tea". In the warmth of the Tischlerei, there will be sailor stories, water fairy tales and songs, sung and read by Samuel Schneider and Vicky Krieps, who can currently be seen in the leading role in Margarethe von Trotta's cinema film "Ingeborg Bachmann - Journey into the Desert".

From 5 p.m., the motto is "If you don't become the ocean, you'll be seasick every day". In an afternoon late-night special, Larissa Sirah Herden tells and sings about great longing, eternal love, homesickness and wanderlust, storms and lulls and the windward and leeward side of life.


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Advents-Verlosung: Das 2. Fensterchen

In today's Advent calendar window, we are giving away 3 DVDs of "Der Schatzgräber" - an opera in a prelude, four acts and a postlude by Franz Schreker. If you would like to win one of the three DVDs, please send an e-mail today with the subject "The 2nd window" to advent@deutscheoperberlin.de.

DER SCHATZGRÄBER (THE TREASURE HUNTER) by Franz Schreker was a triumph at its world premiere in Frankfurt in 1920 and went on to play 44 times at assorted venues over the next five years. It then fell victim to a shifting zeitgeist and slipped from opera-house programmes, with a National Socialist ban on performances sealing its demise. Even after 1945 the Schreker revival was a long time coming – and THE TREASURE HUNTER has not featured prominently in the renaissance.

As with the vast majority of Schreker’s libretti, the story of Els and Elis explores the relationship between fantasy and reality, between art and life. Soulmates in the sense that they are both at the mercy of the king’s disposition, Els and Elis set off in search of different treasures. Elis, the minstrel, uses his magic lute to locate a stash of jewels and do humanity a good turn. Els, an innkeeper’s daughter who has grown up motherless in a tough, male-chauvinist world, becomes a liar, cheat and murderess in pursuit of her goal, tasking her suitors to steal the queen’s jewels and then having them killed once they have returned with the haul of treasure. Yet even with the gold in their possession, the pair are not content, and so, true to form, Schreker turns his attention to the theme of yearning per se, which is the actual “treasure” that the composer is interested in, “a dream of happiness and redemption”. Elis and Els are caught up in a swirl of dreams, memories, premonitions, songs and music. Their stories take on a dreamlike quality in a world beset by greed, murder and emotional inconstancy. For Franz Schreker the path to redemption could only be via art. Composed during the turmoil of the First World War, the TREASURE HUNTER score amounts to Schreker’s personal confession of artistic faith, executed in florid strokes of late-Romantic musical colour.

Conductor Marc Albrecht; Staging Christof Loy; Set design Johannes Leiacker; Costume design Barbara Drosihn; With Tuomas Pursio, Doke Pauwels, Clemens Bieber, Michael Adams, Joel Allison, Michael Laurenz, Thomas Johannes Mayer, Seth Carico, Daniel Johansson, Gideon Poppe, Stephen Bronk, Elisabet Strid, Patrick Cook, Tyler Zimmerman a. o.; Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Closing date: 2 December 2023, the winners will be informed by email on 4 December 2023. The DVDs will then be sent by post. Legal recourse is excluded.