Jazz Festival from 9 to 14 September 2022

Jazz Festival: The Ballad of Robin Hood

A fusion of jazz and lyrics in the Tischlerei

12
Monday
September
10:30
€ 20,00 / reduced € 15,00
Tickets for school groups - € 8.00 per pupil and € 8.00 per accompanying person with a 1/10 breakdown; additional accompanying persons receive a 25% reduction on the regular ticket price. Please order your tickets at +49 [30] 343 84 343 or at info@deutscheoperberlin.de || Free choice of seats
Information about the work

for children from 6 years

approx. 90 minutes / no interval

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12
Monday
September
10:30
€ 20,00 / reduced € 15,00
Tickets for school groups - € 8.00 per pupil and € 8.00 per accompanying person with a 1/10 breakdown; additional accompanying persons receive a 25% reduction on the regular ticket price. Please order your tickets at +49 [30] 343 84 343 or at info@deutscheoperberlin.de || Free choice of seats
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The "Wild Jazz Orchestra" has already impressively demonstrated that jazz music is not just for adults with an adaptation of "The Jungle Book". Now composer Martin Auer and the musicians of the Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra are turning their attention to another children's classic.

“THE BALLAD OF ROBIN HOOD is aimed at people aged 6 to 99, even if children are the demographic most fascinated by the story. We also aim to provide a rudimentary introduction into different musical instruments and styles. »The wild jazz orchestra« fuses big-band and orchestral elements. It boasts drum kit, tuba, guitar, four wind instruments, four strings - and probably a harp, if we can get it heaved from the recording studio to the stage, that is.

In the beginning was the word, and as with THE JUNGLE BOOK before it this will be a narrated concert. Author John von Düffel has re-written the olden-day story of Robin Hood and Rüdiger Ruppert, co-founder of the BigBand of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, has created a concert in narrative form, using the words and music in a ratio of 6:4, sometimes overlapping. Actor Simon Jäger will do all the voices live.

As in works of opera, the characters here coincide with musical motifs - and in some cases instruments – with which the audience comes to associate them. Actually I’m on my honour not to reveal how our Robin Hood is being… Oh, what the heck: Robin Hood is represented by a trumpet! And his antagonist and soon-to-be friend Friar Tuck by a bass saxophone. Along the way the two of them have quite a tussle and there’s plenty of scope for improvisation and prancing about and playing, without which it wouldn’t be jazz. But this jazz stays at the level of narration; the music itself is not tethered to the genre, displaying elements of classical music and pop, too. And it keeps veering towards film score. Anyone paying proper attention is going to get echoes of cinema or gogglebox.” - Composer Martin Auer

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02
DEC

Advent Calendar in the Foyer: The 2nd Door

Today in the foyer: The Small and Large Chorus of the Children's Chorus sings Christmas carols
17.00 hrs / Rank foyer on the right
Duration: approx. 25 minutes / free admission


Around 150 active singers make up our Children's Chorus, which is an important and heavily involved ensemble partner in numerous operas. Its members come together at least twice a week to make music under the direction of Christian Lindhorst. In its performances and concerts on stage, in the Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie or at other events, the Children's Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin spans the spectrum from baroque to modern.

In the course of the 2022/23 season, the children and young people aged 9 to 16 will appear on the stage of the house in CARMEN, LA BOHÈME, TOSCA and TURANDOT as well as in the new production of MATTHEW PASSION. And on 18 December 2022, the chorus will take a trip to St. Paul the Apostle Church in Schöneberg, where it will join the Kammersymphonie Berlin for a Christmas programme "In dulci jubilo" with works by Michael Haydn, Johannes Brahms, Michael Praetorius and Gottfried August Homilius, among others.

Today's programme includes Advent and Christmas carols such as "Jetzt ist wieder Weihnacht da" or "Lied von den Schneeflocken".

The children's chorus is sponsored by Dobolino e.V. and Engel & Völkers.