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13. Dec
Young Opera:
So, there are the people up on stage singing and acting and the people out in the dim auditorium watching and listening, right? Kind of, yes, but opera is much more than that. Opera happens – in nursery schools and classrooms, on the main stage and our rehearsal stages. Everyone can do it: we have teenagers and children taking an active part. You are the audience and you are the people who make opera. Opera can be many things. Opera is music and theatre, method and sound, making friends and experimenting, making up stories and discussing them, drawing up utopias and designing society. Opera has many languages. Opera can be story, music, movement, us. Opera can be conquered. Opera is what you make it. We’re looking forward to the 2019/20 season with you.
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Young Opera's performances

Concert of our children's chorus – 22 December 2019
"In dulci jubilo"
On the 4th Sunday of Advent, the Christmas concert of the Kammersymphonie Berlin in cooperation with the young choirs of the Deutsche Oper Berlin will take place in the Apostel-Paulus-Kirche, one of the most beautiful churches in Berlin. Christmas works by old masters will be performed

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New in our programme – from 17 January 2020
Expedition TIRILI
For the " Mobile musical theatre" we travel with light luggage, without elaborate stage design, because we play locally, in the kindergartens. Two musicians (Pauline Jacob, Cathrin Romeis) visit them with their equipment in the kindergarten and go on a music-theatrical research trip with them.

All for Kitas

Expedition TIRILI

based onWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - again from 9 December 2019
The Tale of the Magic Flute
Prince Tamino falls head over heels in love with Princess Pamina when he receives her picture as a gift. Pamina's love for the Prince is awakened when she hears the tales of Papageno, the bird catcher, with whom she then sings a love duet, Papageno standing in for Tamino. However, these two children of royal blood have a few obstacles to surmount before they can be united.

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World premiere on 22 November 2019
Samuel Penderbayne: The Snow Queen
With humour and awe Brigitte Dethier and Samuel Penderbayne will tell a road-trip movie together: musical flowers, a croaking clarinet, a tuba reindeer and the eerily beautiful synthesiser world of the Snow Queen are just a few ingredients in this musical theatre in which the children experience the story up close.

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Amateur opera: free time, family and friends

We throw the stage open to exhibitionists, thinkers and the curious! Be it a project or a production: we want your ideas, opinions, stories and experiences … onstage and backstage.



Our Get Involved activities
Classroom outing to the opera

We can help attune your pupils to opera and will make sure that every outing has a lasting effect on your youngsters. Be a school class sponsor for a premiere or get to know us and what we do by attending workshops, tours or one of our performances.



Our options for school classes
A partner for teachers

What do school children need to know? And what does theatre involve? What ways of conveying information should you be using in class and which works are suitable for your pupils? How can musical theatre, as aesthetic and didactic creative principles, be woven into the school curriculum?



Our options for teachers
Tickets for children and teenagers for €10.00
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel (8+)
Andreas Homoki and his set designer Wolfgang Gussmann tell the story so that children can enjoy it. To the opulence of the music is counterposed a lightness and a poetic language of images that culminates especially well in the enchanting nocturnal scenes in the forest. Needless to say there is no shortage of excitement and spinetingling theatrical effects and the witch's long-awaited appearance is staged very dramatically and not without comedy.
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Children’s and Youth Club
Starting with a subject and ending with whatever the participants have made of it. Along the way there have been weekly rehearsals, writing sessions, brainstormings and instrument playing. Each club comes up with a work of musical theatre, taking it from initial idea to polished product and culminating in a public performance.

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Get involved in a large-scale youth production
Loud! ...
Develop a piece of music together, rehearse it with like-minded youngsters, be coached by pros and tread the boards at the end. We’re looking for teens aged 14 and up who want to be part of the next big youth production.

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Artists in school
Rhapsody goes Opera
In a joint initiative with »Rhapsody in School« well-known soloists present themselves and their instruments to children on the school premises. Afterwards the pupils see the artist in action at a rehearsal in the opera house ... with Klaus Florian Vogt, Piotr Beczała et al.

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A ring-side seat in the build-up to opening nights
Class sponsorships
A school class watches from the sidelines as a production takes shape. Our young visitors will be experts on the relevant work once they’ve watched a rehearsal, talked with the artists, taken a workshop and attended a performance.

Our Class Sponsorships

All about "Drums"
Percussionists in the orchestra play very different instruments - from the triangle to the xylophone to the wind machine. 1st solo timpanist Benedikt Leithner invites primary school classes into the world of percussion.

Our Introduction to instruments