5, 6 and 7 April 2024
Stabat MaterWhat do faith and spirituality still mean when all peace seems unattainable? Young people with and without disabilities explore these questions and present their own musical theatre production in the Tischlerei. A collaboration between the Junge Deutsche Oper and the young RambaZamba Theater as well as musicians and singers from the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Our next performances for children and youth
from 10 years - Jan. 11; Mar. 2, 22; Apr. 21, 2024.
The Magic FluteThe unequal friends Tamino and Papageno move between the realms of the night and the temple of the sun in their search for love. Tamino is in search of Pamina and Papageno finds Papagena. A fairytale-like story in a world marked by contrasts. Colourful and pictorially strong staging by Günther Krämer.
from 6 years - 18, 19 March 2024
The Young Person’s Guide to the OrchestraWhen all the instruments play at the same time in concert, they are often difficult for untrained ears to distinguish. In Benjamin Britten's masterpiece, on the other hand, the individual orchestral groups are introduced one by one and their different sounds are explored. At the end, the entire orchestra comes together in a complex fugue.
from 6 years - 21, 22 April 2024
The Canterville GhostA very special jazz format for school classes and the whole family is available in the form of a storytelling concert in which the story of "The Canterville Ghost" is presented in a jazzy way with the Wild Jazz Orchestra and narrator Christian Brückner.
from 4 years - 17 March 2024
Springtime SingingWe welcome spring singing with a concert by the small children's chorus as well as the Voice Changers with songs that leave winter behind and look forward to when nature, animals and people perk up again with the warmer temperatures. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to sing along.
24 February; 5 March; 12 and 13 June 2024
Our "Expedition Tirili" in the opera foyerWe travel light, without an elaborate stage set, because we usually perform on location, in the day-care centres. Recently, we have also started performing in the foyer of the Deutsche Oper Berlin! Two musicians go on a musical theatre research trip with the children. Together they ask themselves: How are sounds created? What is music made of? Who or what is this mysterious TIRILI?
from 3 years - 26, 27, 28 April 2024
Concert for KidsTwo musicians guide the children and their adult companions through the world of sound of the instruments they have brought with them: A voice, a double bass, a tuba, a trombone and whatever else can surprisingly become an instrument. These sounds can also be experienced physically.
from 4 years - 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 May; 3, 9 June
Magic Dragon MoIn the small forgotten land of Pyromania, high up in a mountain range, dragons and humans live and work together peacefully. Almost all the dragons make themselves useful, only the young dragon Mo, who cannot breathe fire and is afraid of flying, is searching for his destiny. When he finds his grandad's magic trumpet in the garden, his quest takes a decisive turn: Mo wants to become Pyromania's first trumpet dragon! But who in Pyromania needs a trumpet dragon ... A jazz fairy tale for children aged 4 to 7
For all from 8 years old
Sing along! ... The Generation Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin is looking for choristersIn the Generation Chorus, people of different ages and backgrounds sing together. Grandparents bring their grandchildren and the grandchildren bring their grandparents. Here, the neighbour brings his neighbour. And even people who come alone find connection with others here. The repertoire is cross-genre and is made up of what the singers bring with them: These can be folk songs, pop, hip-hop, folk, hits and much more. The stories of the different generations are reflected in them and told together. The chorus rehearsals are extended with music, dance and theatre workshops ... Rehearsals will take place always on Mondays, from 15.30 to 17.30 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Generational performance on 31 March 2024
Opera for young and old: St Matthew PassionThe ST MATTHEW PASSION by Johann Sebastian Bach is extended to the entire auditorium and the main stage in the production by Benedikt von Peter. Four orchestras, several groups from the house choir and Berlin singing societies are spread across the entire space. The audience sits opposite each other - in the auditorium and on a grandstand on the main stage - and is invited to sing along at selected points. In the midst of this congregation, the Gospel text is acted out: Children and young people take over the narration and carry the portrayal of pain, suffering and death.
For families with children up to 6 years
Opera FamiliesThe programme is aimed at families who are not yet familiar with the opera. Young children and their families have the opportunity to get to know the opera house in an age-appropriate way and free of charge, take part in musical workshops and experience rehearsal visits and musical theatre productions for children. In cooperation with family centres, daycare centres and the music school in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, children and adults get their first glimpse of opera in front of and behind the stage. Dates from autumn 2023.
Registration only again from Sep 2024
Opera Mice – Experience the opera for a yearThe opera mice [6 - 10 years] can give free rein to their curiosity and discover opera for themselves: On 10 dates spread over the season, the children can look behind the scenes, visit rehearsals, get to know various trades and instruments and gain an exciting insight into the microcosm that is opera. The dates take place without the accompaniment of parents; accordingly, the children must be ready for them and be at least 6 and no more than 10 years old on 1 September 2024.
For school classes and day care centres
Opera from a different perspective: backstage tour and workshopsDuring the behind-the-scenes tours, the pupils can get to grips with opera in a variety of ways and gain an insight into the interaction between the diverse and numerous professions and departments. They get to know the stage, the orchestra pit and also the stage magazine from very close up and one or two hidden corners of this great opera house. In preparation for a visit to the opera, we offer school classes a wide range of workshops on all operas, which bring children and young people closer to musical theatre in a playful way.
Musicians close by for school groups
Orchestral musicAn opera without an orchestra? Unthinkable! The musicians from the Deutsche Oper Berlin orchestra usually disappear into the orchestra pit during performances, but otherwise they are very happy to make contact with their audience. Pupils can visit rehearsals and talk to musicians. Instrument presentations give a closer look and present the instruments up close and also for trying out.
Visits to stage rehearsals from Class 10
Wagner's wild worldsFor the first time, the Deutsche Oper Berlin is opening individual stage rehearsals of Wagner's opera cycle DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN, enabling school classes and courses to experience parts of this monumental work. In connection with the rehearsal visits, we offer free preparation or follow-up appointments, whether in the form of workshops or discussions with those involved in the production. || The offer is free of charge. || Dates: ---> Tuesday, 7 May, in the morning (exact time to be announced): Stage rehearsal with orchestra Walküre, Act 1 | ---> Thursday, 16 May, (exact time to be announced): Stage rehearsal with orchestra Götterdämmerung, Act 2
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