Opera productions, kindly supported by Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin e. V.


The best examples of the Förderkreis's sustained commitment are outstanding opera productions, such as the production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by Ted Huffman, which is back on the repertoire for the opening of the season, Achim Freyer's staged interpretation of Verdi's MESSA DA REQUIEM, or "perennial favourites" such as Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, which has been successfully performed season after season in Günter Krämer's production for over 20 years. Opposite you will find productions that were allowed to become reality "with the kind support of the Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin" and will be on the programme in the 2021/2022 season.


In addition, the Förderkreis finances one-off acquisitions and projects, such as the purchase of the impressive concert shell in 2005, the new Steinway grand piano in 2006, the redesign of the Götz Friedrich Square in front of the Deutsche Oper restaurant in 2008, which was made possible by many individual donations and a large donation from the couple Werner and Maren Otto, and last but not least the design of the new studio stage - the Tischlerei - which was supported by donations from some Förderkreis members and by the design donated by Prof. Stephan Braunfels in 2012.

Overview of work and dates

Award of the Götz Friedrich Prize

Friederike Blum receives the Götz Friedrich Prize 2023

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

Der Ring des Nibelungen – Das Rheingold

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

Der Ring des Nibelungen – Die Walküre

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

Der Ring des Nibelungen – Siegfried

Richard Wagner [1813 – 1883]

Der Ring des Nibelungen – Götterdämmerung

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)


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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.