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Patrons (Förderkreis):
Dear friends of opera!
The Society of Friends and Patrons of the Deutsche Oper Berlin have been providing active, committed and enthusiastic support to Berlin’s largest opera house since 1982. We are a group of people who have a close emotional attachment to the institution. The Deutsche Oper Berlin is known for the calibre and quality of its ensemble and artists, the fine acoustics and its excellent views of the stage from all corners of the auditorium – and we want to raise the public profile of these attributes. Our activities also include helping the ensemble to realise special artistic visions. Would you like to get involved? Please ask about the benefits associated with being a Society member. We will happily tailor an individual package to your requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!
Sincerely, André Schmitz,
Chairman of Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin e.V.


A great result!
In a spectacular auction Dr. Kilian Jay von Seldeneck succeeded in coaxing our members to follow the bidding all the way and pay large sums for delights such as a role as an extra in DIE FLEDERMAUS or a reading with Margot Friedländer. The proceeds of the evening enabled the Society to spend over €65,000 on a new double bass.

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Außerdem: Rundbrief #4

Circle 2020: Sign up as a member!
Circle 2020 is a group of Society members who have one particular goal as their focus: the new production of the RING. Parallel to their work fostering the production they also gain insights into the RING ahead of anyone else – through rehearsals, discussions and get-togethers …

All about the Circle 2020

Society stipendiary since 2017
Meechot Marrero
Hear her as Liù / TURANDOT, Frasquita / CARMEN, in the “Night and Dreams” Chamber Music Concert and in a raft of other roles.

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Coming soon: a revival
Jan Bosse’s production in 2013 came about with partial funding from the Society of Friends and Patrons of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. On 6th February the production reprises with audience favourite Markus Brück in the title role.

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About the performance

Jour Fixe with Silke Sense

Silke Sense is our guest to our Jour Fixe in February. Since the 2004/2005 season she has been director of the Opera Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and is responsible for the choreographic rehearsals. She will bring us closer to the dance side of an opera evening and tell us why there is an opera ballet and a state ballet.



Closed event: 18 February 2019
Dress rehearsal of “The Dwarf”

It’s Princess Donna Clara’s 18th birthday and she’s getting showered with presents from all sides, but one gift in particular, from the Turkish Sultan, stands out from the crowd: a real-life dwarf! Amidst all the splendour and beauty the misshapen man attracts her special attention, charming her with his singing and fascinating her all the more for seeming to be blissfully unaware of his physical appearance. The dwarf falls madly in love with the princess and is blind to the coquettish game that she is playing. But then he comes face-to-face with his reflection for the first time in his life. Realising the truth of his situation, he falls down dead.



Closed event: 21 March 2019
A very special Chamber Music concert

Every year, as a society of patrons, we sponsor an original composition by an up-and-coming composer. This year it is the turn of Alexander Liebermann, who is developing a chamber piece on the theme of “Night and Dreams” – to be presented on 28th January 2019 with our soprano stipendiary, Meechot Marrero. After the concert we will be talking with the curator of the chamber-music series, Manon Gerhardt, and the composer himself.



Closed event: 28 January 2019
Fostering is fun – Society events
Be it an onstage dinner, season openings or travel reports …
Browse our list of events for a good cause
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Become a member

As an active member you will be able to provide financial and intangible assistance to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, for instance by supporting unique productions, promoting the development of young artists by means of stipends or helping to fund individual projects of exceptional value.




About membership and the subscription tiers
The Board

Chairman: André Schmitz – 1st Deputy Chairman: Kilian Jay von Seldeneck – 2nd Deputy Chairman, Treasurer: Dr. Marion Knauf – Other board members: Klaus Siegers, Margarita Broich, Axel Goedecke, John Kornblum, Dr. Philipp Semmer and Artistic Director Dietmar Schwarz



The board

Silke Alsweiler-Lösch
(Head of Admin)
Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Richard-Wagner-Straße 10, 10585 Berlin
Tel.: +49 [0]30-343 84-240 / Fax -686
Bank details:
IBAN: DE67 1007 0000 0056 3668 00