Jesper Kongshaug

Jesper Kongshaug

Jesper Kongshaug studierte in den USA und arbeitete für zahlreiche Theater, Opernhäuser, Ballettcompagnien, Performancegruppen und TV-Produktionen und gilt als einer der radikalsten und innovativsten Lichtdesigner in Dänemark.

Er arbeitet für etablierte Theater ebenso wie für experimentelle Theater- und Performancegruppen und entwickelt außerdem Beleuchtungskonzepte für Architekturprojekte. 2008 gewann er den Nordic Lighting Prize, Helsinki, und den Danish Lightingprize für seine Arbeit am Königlich Dänischen Theater. Produktionen führten ihn u. a. ans Danish Royal Opera House, die Royal Swedish Opera, ans Theater an der Wien, das Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre, die San Francisco Opera und die Boston Lyric Opera.


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Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (2023)
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Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (2023)


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Adventskalender im Foyer: Das 8. Fensterchen

Today in the foyer: arias and chorales from
Johann Sebastian Bach's "Christmas Oratorio"
5.00 pm / Parquet foyer
Duration: approx. 25 minutes / admission free

It seems impossible to imagine Christmas without Bach's Christmas Oratorio. This is why this work is not only firmly anchored in the concert programmes of professional choruses, but is also sung every year by many amateurs in church congregations. The arias, choruses and chorales of this colossal, exceptional work have long since become part of the common repertoire. And when we hear the words: " Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage", everyone has really got into the festive Christmas spirit.

Before our children's and youth chorus sings the Christmas Oratorio together with the Kammersymphonie Berlin under the direction of Christian Lindhorst on 17 December 2023 in the Apostel-Paulus-Kirche in Schöneberg, you can already experience a little foretaste with the soloists Kristina Griep (alto), Thaisen Rusch (tenor) and Tadeusz Milewski (baritone) and the soloists of the children's chorus Erik Kellner and Klara Gothe (soprano) in this little window.

Erik Kellner has been a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin's children's chorus since 2018 and Klara Gothe since 2017. Together with the children's chorus, they have appeared on stage in numerous productions, including TOSCA, HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and CARMEN. In Benedikt von Peter's staged realisation of the MATTHÄUS PASSION, they both play a solo role. They can also be seen as the 1st boys in performances of THE MAGIC FLUTE on the stage of the Deutsche Oper.