A signing with Jonathan TetelmanDuring the intermission of the two performances of IL TRITTICO on 6 and 13 October 2023, Jonathan Tetelman will be signing albums in the Parquet Foyer of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, including his brand new album "The Great Puccini". At the Bismarckstraße he is currently guesting as Luigi in Puccini's IL TABARRO.
Premiere of "Il trittico" with John Fiore on the podiumDue to the sudden illness of General Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles, John Fiore will thankfully take over the conducting of the premiere of Puccini's IL TRITTICO on 30 September at short notice. The performances on 2, 6 and 8 October will also take place under his direction. We wish Donald Runnicles a good recovery.
The Bayreuth WagnerWith DER FLIEGENDEN HOLLÄNDER, first performed in 1841, Richard Wagner found his own unmistakable musical language and with this opera begins the canon of ten works performed at the Bayreuth Festival. The Deutsche Oper Berlin is presenting the entire Bayreuth Wagner this season: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER, TANNHÄUSER, LOHENGRIN, DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN, TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG and PARSIFAL (in the photo).
The Magic FluteIn its mixture of Viennese folk theatre, Masonic mystery and fairy tale, this opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is probably the most performed in the German-speaking world and, in Günter Krämer's colourful, highly visual production, a favourite of our audience ...
TurandotIn his last unfinished opera, Puccini incorporated the aesthetics of the new mass medium of film. Lorenzo Fioroni's production builds a bridge from the repressed but also sensationalist Chinese opera people to the consumers of the modern media world ... Conductor: John Fiore; Director: Lorenzo Fioroni; With Catherine Foster, Martin Muehle, Clemens Bieber, Maria Motolygina, Joel Allison, Gideon Poppe, Ya-Chung Huang and others.
CarmenBizet described his opera as an "operetta with a bad ending" - and rightly so, because what is unique about CARMEN is the mixture of romantic opera, realistic drama and Offenbach operetta. Ole Anders Tandberg's production tells the story in powerful images that constantly alternate between shock, grotesqueness and great emotion ... Conductor: Ben Glassberg; Production: Ole Anders Tandberg; With Aigul Akhmetshina, Maria Motolygina, Matthew Newlin / David Butt Philip, Byung Gil Kim a. o.
Der fliegende HolländerThe eerie world of Romanticism with its revenants and ghost ships inspired Wagner to write his first mature work. Christian Spuck tells the story of the "Cursed of the Seas" and the lonely captain's daughter as a dark fairy tale from the memory of Senta's spurned admirer, the hunter Erik ... Conductor: Ivan Repusic / Dominic Limburg [12 Nov]; Production: Christian Spuck; With Tobias Kehrer / Liang Li, Elisabeth Teige / Vida Mikneviciute [12, 24 Nov], Robert Watson, Michael Volle / Noel Bouley [24 Nov] a. o.
LohengrinSoon after the failure of the 1848 revolution, the political refugee Richard Wagner wrote his LOHENGRIN: an opera about a hero who tries in vain to pacify a divided people. Kasper Holten's production deliberately leaves open whether this leader fights by fair means ... Conductor: James Conlon; Director: Kasper Holten; With Ryan Speedo Green, David Butt Philip, Jennifer Davis, Jordan Shanahan, Yulia Matochkina, Dean Murphy a. o.
TannhäuserWagner's opera about the Minnesinger torn between earthly and heavenly love is one of the works that has shaped the artistic identity of the house over decades - not least because of the famous Pilgrims' Chorus, which is the showpiece of our chorus. In Kirsten Harms' colourful production, which evokes the imagery of the Middle Ages, the members of the chorus appear effectively not only as penitents but also as a magnificently decked-out court company ... Conductor: Pietari Inkinen; Director: Kirsten Harms; With Tobias Kehrer, Clay Hilley, Samuel Hasselhorn, Elisabeth Teige a. o.
Die Meistersinger von NürnbergWagner's only cheerful opera, in its summer-night drunken play about delusion and reality, love, ageing and the practice of art, is the work in which everything revolves around the theme of life under the sign of music ... Conductor: Ulf Schirmer; Production: Jossi Wieler, Anna Viebrock, Sergio Morabito; With Johan Reuter, Albert Pesendorfer, Philipp Jekal, Magnus Vigilius, Ya-Chung Huang, Elena Tsallagova, Annika Schlicht a. o.
In memoriam Stephen GouldWith Stephen Gould, the Deutsche Oper Berlin loses an artist with whom it has enjoyed almost twenty years of collaboration. Alongside the Bayreuth Festival and the Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin has been one of the most important venues for the US heroic tenor over the past twenty years. After his debut at the house in 2004 in the premiere of Korngold's DIE TOTE STADT, he presented mainly the great Wagner roles here: Siegfried and Parsifal, Tannhäuser and Tristan, but also Canio in Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI as one of his rare excursions into the Italian repertoire in 2014. Now Gould, who had announced his stage farewell only a few weeks ago, has passed away at the age of only 61. The Deutsche Oper Berlin will honour his memory.
"Arabella" is nominated for DER FAUSTWe are delighted about the nomination of the ARABELLA team for the German Theatre Award DER FAUST in the category "Room". Manuel Braun and Jonas Dahl as video designers and Rainer Sellmaier as stage and costume designer were nominated for their artistically remarkable spatial concept for the new production of ARABELLA by Richard Strauss, which celebrated its premiere at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 18 March 2023 under the musical direction of General Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles and directed by Tobias Kratzer.
"Der Schatzgräber" on DVD and Blu-rayLike almost all of Schreker's works, this one also poses the question of the relationship between fantasy and reality: soulmates Els and Elis chase after different treasures. But even the possession of all the gold jewellery does not satisfy either of their desires. And so this Schreker opera is once again about longing itself, which the composer calls the real "treasure". The NAXOS label recorded the performances on 10 and 14 May 2022 and this production is now on sale as DVD and Blu-ray. In the production by Christof Loy and under the musical direction of Marc Albrecht, Elisabet Strid, Daniel Johansson, Tuomas Pursio, Michael Laurenz, Thomas J. Mayer and others sing in the main roles.
Aviel Cahn takes over as Artistic Director of Deutsche Oper BerlinThe Board of the Berlin Opera Foundation today ratified the contract appointing Dr. Aviel Cahn as Artistic Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 1st August 2026. He will succeed Dietmar Schwarz, whose contract runs until the summer of 2025. Aviel Cahn is currently the general director of the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
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