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.

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 In duet with Carsten Meyer
Podcast of the Förderkreis ... Episode #17

In duet with Carsten Meyer

He has been rocking the stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin for decades - sometimes as a servant or Lohengrin himself, sometimes as a string-puller backstage, enriching many of the theatre's productions with his 300 or so extras. Carsten Meyer - head of the extras department - tells us what it means to be responsible for light girls, acrobats and dromedaries, and what else is involved in the work of the extras department at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
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Silke Alsweiler-Lösch

Would you like to become a member of the Förderkreis? Silke Alsweiler-Lösch will be happy to advise you and will find the most convenient form of membership together with you: be it friend, sponsor, patron or corporate partner ... Are you already a member of the Förderkreis and have suggestions, questions or wishes regarding your membership? Then please get in touch with us at the office of the Friends on +49 (0)30 343 84 240 or by e-mail.
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Karis Tucker

... is a scholarship holder of the Förderkreis and can be seen as Floßhilde, Roßweiße, Zweite Norn and Wellgunde (RING), as Maid (DER ZWERG), 2nd Lady (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE), 2nd Maid (ELEKTRA), Fenena (NABUCCO) and Flower Girl (PARSIFAL).
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1 [premiere], 6, 10, 14 May; 4, 11 June 2022

Franz Schreker: Der Schatzgräber

Like almost all of Schreker's operas, 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". Conductor: Marc Albrecht; Director: Christof Loy; With Elisabet Strid and Daniel Johansson, among others.
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With #culturehungry to the opera

The opera house has been welcoming refugees from Ukraine with free admission since the beginning of the war. In the coming weeks, the Deutsche Oper will offer the following evenings for refugees - and will give these guests a warm and personal welcome on these evenings. THE MAGIC FLUTE, NABUCCO, MADAMA BUTTERFLY.
SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE
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Favourites ... with Patrick Guetti

"Solche hergelaufne Laffen" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart´s THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, sung by the bass-baritone and scholarship holder of the Förderkreis in the 2019/20 season Patrick Guetti, accompanied by Maxime Perrin. With the season 2020/21 Patrick Guetti changes to our ensemble.
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Favourites ... with Samuel Dale Johnson

Listen to ensemble soloist and baritone Samuel Dale Johnson with "Kogda bi zhizn" from Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky's EUGEN ONEGIN, accompanied by Tilman Wildt on the piano and with an introduction by dramaturg Lars Gebhardt.
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Favourites ... with Flurina Stucki

Welcome to "Klänge der Heimat" from Johann Strauss' operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS - with soprano Flurina Stucki, scholarship holder of the Förderkreis in the 2018/19 season, and John Parr on piano as well as a short introduction by Jörg Königsdorf.
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We thank the Förderkreis and the Circle 2020 for their great support

Without the Förderkreis and this very special circle, the new production of the RING would not have been possible. The first two cycles in November were recorded by NAXOS. After post-production of the recording, the RING DES NIBELUNGEN will be available in Germany on the ARD Mediathek and internationally on MarqueeTV in spring 2022. In autumn 2022, Naxos will release the RING cycle in a DVD or Blu-ray box set.
Der Ring des Nibelungen

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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.
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The Board

Chairman: André Schmitz – 1st Deputy Chairman: Kilian Jay von Seldeneck – 2nd Deputy Chairman: Margarita Broich – Treasurer: Klaus Siegers – Other board members: Prof. Dr. Axel Fischer, Axel Goedecke, Benita von Maltzahn, Johanna Oetker, Sophie Prinzessin von Preußen, Dr. Philipp Semmer, Stephan Schwarz, Dietmar Schwarz
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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 DE64 1012 0100 1004 0720 59 BIC (SWIFT-CODE): WELADED1WBB
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