Grand Opening of the Season 23/24

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Finally, the time has come again! Now that the construction work in the stage area is finished, our opening festival can take place again. The doors are open and we welcome you to children's programmes, concerts, discussions, backstage tours and much more.

In keeping with tradition, the evening culminates in a grand concert featuring highlights from the operas of the 23/24 season to get you in the mood. Come and see us!

Discover rooms that you normally never see: We open our house for you!

Box Office Hall
Information stands of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Junge Deutsche Oper, the Children's Ballet Company as well as the Staatsballett Berlin and Tanz ist KLASSE! Registration, general meeting point, starting point for all Staatsballett, Tanz ist KLASSE! and Junge Deutsche Oper activities.

Cloakroom hall
Meeting point for guided tours of the scenery magazine. Information stands of the visitor organisations and media partners

Main stage
13.00 Welcome by the artistic directors, Dietmar Schwarz and Christian Spuck
13.10 - 14.25 Public rehearsal of the Staatsballett Berlin
14.45 - 15.30 "Divided desks" - the orchestra of the house makes music with its sponsor orchestra LJO conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles
15.40 - 16.00 Christian Spuck in conversation
16.00 - 16.20 An outlook on IL TRITTICO - Dorothea Hartmann in conversation with Pınar Karabulut
16.45 - 17.25 Technical show
17.45 - 18.30 Chorus sing-along concert
19.00 - 21.00 Opening concert with children's chorus, chorus and orchestra

13.15 - 14.00 / 15.40 - 16.25 Children's concert "With timpani and trumpets"
14.30 - 15.00 On your marks, get set - chorus
16.45 - 17.15 Concert by the Idyll Ensemble, soloist: Maria Motolygina
17.45 - 18.30 Jazz & Lyrics - excerpts from "Handel's Journey to Jazz" with Meechot Marrero

Parquet Foyer
13.15 - 13.45 Singing all together - A sing-along concert
16.30 – 17:00 Songs by Kurt Weill with Christine Buffle

Ranking foyer on the right
13.45 - 14.15 Presentation of the scholarship holders of the ensemble
14.30 - 15.00 / 18.00 - 18.30 Dr. Takt gives advice
Open consultation hours with Drs. Takt and Leitton: Name your favourite passage from the opera repertoire of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and we will determine the reasons for your choice in an in-depth musicological analysis. To avoid waiting times, please book in advance. Please name the opera, act/scene/number and, if possible, exact bars or text passages of your favourite passage at:
15.45 - 16.30 Concert by the International Academy of Music for the Highly Gifted
17.00 - 17.30 A journey with the flute from South America to Europe with Ruth Pereira Medina

Central Rank Foyer
Trying on costumes and costume exhibition, workshops "Costumes" and "Ironing shirts"
DIY Upcycling! Our costume department is making you a fantastic offer: In the Central Rank Foyer, you can give your T-shirt or old jeans a new look under the supervision and advice of the costume team. Therefore - don't forget your piece(s) of clothing!

Ranking foyer on the left
Trying out instruments with Klingendes Museum

2nd tier foyer left
Film lounge DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN and more

14.15 - 14.45 / 15.15 - 15.45 / 16.15 - 16.45 Hands-on activities by Tanz ist KLASSE!

Restaurant Deutsche Oper
From coffee and cake to small and larger dishes: Your physical well-being will be taken care of!

Scenery magazine
Guided tours through the scenery magazine, regularly between 13.15 and 18.00
Start: every 15 minutes / duration 30 minutes

Orchestra rehearsal hall
13.15 - 14.15 Instrument presentation "Four Wins" [Strings / Winds]*
15.00 - 16.00 Opera workshop with the Junge Deutsche Oper* [7 - 14 years]
16.45 - 17.30 / 17.45 - 18.30 Instrumental performance "Krawumm" [Timpani / Percussion]*

Rehearsal stage A
14.15 - 15.15 / 15.30 - 16.30 / 16.45 - 17.45 Instrument Making Workshop* [7 - 14 years]

Upper Ballet Hall
15.15 - 15.45 PETER PAN* Children's Ballet Workshop [7 - 12 years]
16.15 - 16.45 PETER PAN* Youth Ballet Workshop [12 - 18 years]
17.15 – 17.45 Excerpts from Kinder tanzen - PETER PAN*

Rehearsal stage B
13.30 - 14.15 / 14.30 - 15.15 Expedition Tirili. Opera for the little ones*
16.00 - 17.00 Workshop with the Junge Deutsche Oper [4 - 6 years / parents with children]*

Costume collection
14.00 - 14.30 / 15.00 - 15.30 / 16.00 - 16.30 / 17.00 -17.30 / 18.00 - 18.30 Guided tours of the costume trove*

Staatsballett Berlin Studios
14.00 - 15.00 / 15.15 - 16.15 / 16.30 - 17.30 [Studio II]
14.30 - 15.30 / 15.45 - 16.45 / 17.00 - 18.00 [Studio III]
Workshops by and with Tanz ist KLASSE! *

* Free counting tickets available at the box office from 12.30!
(for max. 3 events each max. 3 tickets)

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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

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.