Songs and Poets: Come to the Cabaret

Song recitals in the foyer

20:00 - 22:00
€ 16,00 / concs.: 8,00*
Free choice of seats
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approx. 2 hours / one interval

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A joint production of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Haus für Poesie

20:00 - 22:00
€ 16,00 / concs.: 8,00*
Free choice of seats
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In opposition to the pathos of grand opera and the weariness of Romanticism, composers from 1900 onwards repeatedly adopted the light, ambiguous tone of the cabaret. The evening with Christine Buffle and Thomas Blondelle brings together examples by Poulenc, Satie, Kurt Weill and others.


Classical art songs and modern poetry – lieder recital meets poetry reading in this series of events organised jointly with the Haus für Poesie Berlin. Each of the four evening events held in the foyer of the Deutsche Oper Berlin will feature a poet reading original works whose themes complement the songs on the programme.

Benjamin Britten [1913–1976]
from „Cabaret Songs“
„Tell me the truth about love“

Francis Poulenc [1899–1963]
„Les Chemins de l'amour“

Erik Satie [1866–1925]
„Trois Mélodies“
1. „La Statue de Bronze“
2. „Daphénéo“
3. „Le Chapelier“
„Allons-y Chocotte“

Francis Poulenc
from Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon
2. „Fêtes galantes“

Kurt Weill [1900–1950]
„Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib“

Arnold Schönberg [1874–1951]
from „Brettllieder“
Arie aus dem Spiegel von Arcadien

Benjamin Britten
from „Cabaret Songs“
„Funeral Blues“

– Pause –

Benjamin Britten
from „Cabaret Songs“

Kurt Weill
„Je ne t'aime pas“

Cathy Berberian [1925–1983]

Kurt Weill
aus „Lady in the Dark“
„My Ship“

Franz von Vecsey [1893–1935]
„Denkst du nie daran“

Edith Piaf [1915–1963]
„Sous les ciels de Paris“
„Hymne de l'amour“

Benjamin Britten
from “Cabaret Songs“


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