Dear chorus and opera fans,

If the Chorus of the Deutsche Oper has a “signature piece”, then surely it must be TANNHÄUSER. In every performance, we find audience members who have come specifically to hear the famous Pilgrims’ Chorus, and it is a matter of honour for every member of the Chorus to sing as beautifully and expressively as possible. After the long break forced upon us by the coronavirus, our singers are happy to finally be able to perform again in this great romantic opera of Wagner’s, and to once again play their part in the sound for which this house is so renowned. Keep your fingers crossed for us that our wish will come true and that all our preparations for you will bear fruit!

Sincerely yours, Jeremy Bines, Chorus Director

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8, 26 Mai 2022

Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg

Our chorus earned its reputation as one of the best opera choruses in the world not least through its performances of Wagner's great romantic opera. Kirsten Harms' production captivates with its contrast between colourful medievalism and modern penitential asceticism. Experience Günther Groissböck, Stephen Gould, Thomas Lehman, Clemens Bieber, Joel Allison, Gideon Poppe, Tyler Zimmerman, Elisabeth Teige and Valeriia Savinskaia.
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Duett ... With Jeremy Bines
Podcast of our Patrons' Circle ... Episode #12

Duett ... With Jeremy Bines

As a wonderful body of sound, the multi-award-winning Chorus of the Deutsche Oper has suffered particularly as a collective from the Corona pandemic. What this demands of a chorus director, how a chorus sings when it cannot be live on stage - as in the new production of FRANCESACA DA RIMINI - is what chorus director Jeremy Bines tells Silke Alsweiler-Lösch.
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Part of a larger whole

“Often they garner a bare nod en passant despite being difficult to miss onstage. And hardly anyone in the stalls has the first idea what their names are - not that it would ever occur to anyone to question their importance for the production. The critics, too, rarely devote more than a couple of sentences to them, even though opera would be a shadow of itself without them. LOHENGRIN, AIDA or TURANDOT without chorus singers? Impossible.” So ran a tribute by Albrecht Thiemann to the operatic chorus in “Opernwelt” ...
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15, 22 May 2022

Lohengrin

Conductor Sir Donald Runnicles; Director Kasper Holten; With Günther Groissböck, Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund, Martin Gantner, Anna Smirnova, Thomas Lehman, Patrick Cook, Andrew Dickinson, Samueol Park, Dean Murphy a. o.
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A fully-fledged part of our ensemble since 2008

The Children’s and Youth Chorus

The singers in the children’s chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin may be young in years but they already have their sights set on the same goal as their professional colleagues in the ‘grown-up’ chorus: they want to thrill the audience. They want to triumph alongside the rest of the company.
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17, 23 June 2022

Andrea Chenier

With its gripping plot set in the Paris of Robespierre's reign of terror and arias such as "La mamma morta", ANDREA CHENIER is one of the most successful operas of the Puccini era, effectively combining revolutionary songs such as the "Marseillaise" with the intensity of Italian verismo to create a musically distinctive tone. Under the direction of John Fiore, experience Martin Muehle, Juan Jesús Rodríguez and Anja Harteros, among others.
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Chorus Soloists sing Liebeslieder Waltzes
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Chorus Soloists sing Liebeslieder Waltzes

"By the way, I would risk being called an ass if our love songs did not give pleasure to some people", Johannes Brahms wrote about his 18 miniatures for four-hand piano and vocal soloists. Listen to five of these love song waltzes (op. 52) in a special edition of our "Favourite Pieces" series, sung by members of our chorus.
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Va', pensiero, sull'ali dorate

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The candle is lit, the singers are ready… In Verdi’s NABUCCO the chorus is one of the main protagonists – and not just because of the famous “Va, pensiero” sung by the ‘Chorus of Slaves’. Eighty voices united as one – this is the challenge to be tackled by every director of the work.

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