Wolfgang Göbbel

Wolfgang Göbbel

Wolfgang Göbbel arbeitet an bedeutenden Schauspiel- und Opernhäusern, darunter an der Schaubühne in Berlin, am Burgtheater Wien, in Zürich, an der Royal Shakespeare Company, bei den Salzburger Festspielen, den Wiener Festwochen sowie an den Opernhäusern in ganz Europa oder an der Metropolitan Opera New York, um eine Auswahl zu nennen. Er hat dort mit seiner Lichtgestaltung Maßstäbe gesetzt.

1997 wurde er für den Lawrence Olivier Award für »Outstanding Achievement in Opera« nominiert (TRISTAN UND ISOLDE an der English National Opera und MIDSUMMER MARRIAGE am Royal Opera House Covent Garden). Seine Produktionen von PAUL BUNYAN und TRISTAN UND ISOLDE wurden mit dem Olivier Award als »beste Produktionen« geehrt, andere Auszeichnungen folgten. Neben seinen Engagements und Projekten unterrichtete er an der Bayrischen Theaterakademie August Everding.


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Death in Venice – The Making-Of

Death in Venice
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Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice


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Adventsverlosung: Das 10. Fensterchen

Before Tobias Kratzer's third production of INTERMEZZO premieres on our stage in April 2024, you can win his debut production for your home DVD collection in today's Advent calendar: Alexander von Zemlinsky's DER ZWERG.

In today's Advent calendar window, we are giving away two DVDs of the Naxos recording of Alexander von Zemlinsky's opera DER ZWERG, which was nominated for the GRAMMY in the "Best Opera Recording" category and is one of the most successful new DVD productions of recent years. If you would like to take part in the prize draw, please send an e-mail today to advent@deutscheoperberlin.de with the subject line "The 10th window".

A vain, superficial princess - a dwarf artist: the protagonists could hardly be more different, but the story only becomes a tragedy when the dwarf, unaware of his appearance, misinterprets the mockery of court society as a sign of honour and the princess's coquetry as proof of love. When he finally recognises himself in the mirror, he cannot escape the glances of the others - and collapses dead. This fairy tale about an outsider has had biographical parallels in mind since its premiere: Zemlinsky was small and rather slight in stature and suffered from his brief but passionate affair with Alma Schindler for the rest of his life. A quarter of a century of trauma management passed between the liaison in Vienna and the first performance in Cologne, during which the once renowned artist gradually found himself sidelined: too avant-garde for the traditionalists, too traditional for the avant-garde ... Experience David Butt Philip, Mick Morris Mehnert, Elena Tsallagova and Emily Magee in the main roles under the musical direction of Sir Donald Runnicles in a production by Tobias Kratzer.

We would like to thank the Naxos label for the great collaboration of recent years, which - in addition to Zemlinsky's DER ZWERG - has documented recordings of DAS WUNDER DER HELIANE, FRANCESCA DA RIMINI, DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN, DER SCHATZGRÄBER and DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG, as well as ARABELLA and ANTIKRIST in the course of 2024.

Closing date: 10 December 2023, the winners will be informed by email on 11 December 2023. The DVDs will then be sent by post. Legal recourse is excluded.