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Hygiene recommendations for your visit to our opera house

A medical or FFP2 mask must be worn from the moment you enter the venue and until you leave. Once you have taken your seat (except for Tischlerei performances), the mask may be removed. A medical certificate does not exempt you from the mask requirement. Only negative tested, fully vaccinated or recovered persons (3G) will be admitted. Registration on site via Corona warning app, Luca app or form. All further information can be found behind the link.

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Closing date: 28 October 2021

Competition – New Scenes VI

Deutsche Oper Berlin, in cooperation with the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music, is inviting entries for the sixth International Composition Competition NEUE SZENEN. The competition is primarily aimed at teams of two (composition and text). The music-theatrical works will be premiered in April 2023 in the Tischlerei, staged by three directorial teams from the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music and featuring vocal and instrumental students from the Academy.

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"New start 1961" - The Deutsche Oper Berlin lights up ...

Our thanks for the façade projection and the historical photographs are due to the

Förderkreis Deutsche Oper Berlin

Berliner Abendschau of 30 September 1963

Fritz Bornemann in interview

Aktuelles Magazin of 25 September 1961

Friedrich Luft in conversation with Carl Ebert, Gustav Rudolf Sellner and Ferenc Fricsay

Berliner Abendschau of 28 October 1961

Hans Uhlmann on the sculpture in front of the façade

23 December 1946 – 18 October 2021

In memoriam Edita Gruberová

Rarely in the subjective world of opera is a singer accorded the mantle of queen by general consensus. Edita Gruberová was one such person. As the queen of dramatic bel canto for over a quarter of a century, she dominated a landscape that had the Romantic operas of Bellini and Donizetti at its core. We are now saddened by the news that Edita Gruberová has passed away. The Deutsche Oper Berlin will always cherish the memory of Edita Gruberová.

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6 October 1943 – 22 October 2021

In memoriam Udo Zimmermann

The Deutsche Oper Berlin mourns the death of its former artistic director Udo Zimmermann, who died on 22 October. His directorship lasted only two years, but he set important impulses: he continued the tradition of the house as a place of productive, sometimes controversial engagement with tradition and repertoire, as well as making it a place of the contemporary - and thus formulated an ethos that continues to have an impact today and at the same time challenges it again and again.

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14 December 1941 - 28 September 2021

In memory of Kammersängerin Karan Armstrong

Like few singers before her, Karan Armstrong was a continual presence at the Deutsche Oper Berlin for almost four decades, beginning with her 1977 debut as Salome and ending with her final turn as Larina in Tchaikovsky’s EUGEN ONEGIN in 2016, a career spanning over 400 performances covering 24 different roles. The Deutsche Oper Berlin mourns the passing of a great singer-performer and will long cherish its memory of Karan Armstrong.

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Libretto & Co

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Heart Chamber

“An inquiry about love” by Chaya Czernowin ... recorded live at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 13th, 26th and 30th November 2019

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International Opera Awards

"Best World Premiere of the Year"

Detlev Glanert's OCEANE, conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles and directed by Robert Carsen, was awarded, a production that celebrated its world premiere in April 2019. With Maria Bengtsson, the title role found its congenial cast. A reunion with this production will take place in January 2023.

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Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach and Jörg Königsdorf

Twilight of the Gods: An introduction

A band of people on the run pause and try to get a grip on what is happening to them. Thus begins Stefan Herheim’s version of the RING OF THE NIBELUNG, the final part of the tetralogy, which winds up the story in the here and now. A game ensues that is fated to end in a form of apocalypse, so that the world can begin again from zero. Dramaturgs Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach and Jörg Königsdorf give an overview of the central themes and motifs.

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NEW SCENES V - from 6 November 2021

The thousand fires of freedom

The age of witch burnings is over – but women are still being disadvantaged, tormented, murdered. Three world premieres are dedicated to women who experience their "funeral pyre" in one way or another: As lesbian lovers, in a radical no to male body images or through Satanism and patricide. Three directors - Andrea Tortosa Baquero, Ana Cuéllar Velasco and Nora Krahl - shine a spotlight on the modern struggle for liberation in these chamber operas.

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Francesca da Rimini

After Korngold's opera DAS WUNDER DER HELIANE, Opernwelt magazine's "Rediscovery of the Year 2018", Christof Loy has now taken on another rarity of the early 20th century: FRANCESCA DA RIMINI. In the paid subscription programme of our cooperation partner takt1.com, the celebrated new production is still available for viewing.
Here you will find the chargeable Video on Demand via takt1.com

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