Presentations on 8 July, 6.00 p.m., and 9 July, 5.00 p.m.
#GLÜCK or reißdichmal zusammen!In the project "#GLÜCK oder reißdichmalzusammen!" children and young people aged 9-18 years explore the topic of happiness under the guidance of artists and educators. What does it take to be happy and why do I have to be happy at all, can't I just be unhappy sometimes? During the development and rehearsal phase, which lasts several months, the children and young people learn how individual and collective ideas can be transformed into a concrete production! A participative children and youth project.
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 - 5, 6, 9 July 2023 / 14, 18, 27 December 2023
Children' s ballet – Peter PanMichael, John and Wendy experience exciting adventures on the island of Neverland together with Peter Pan, the lost children and Tinkerbell. But beware of Captain Hook! ... A choreography by David Simic based on the stories by James Matthew Barrie with music by Edvard Grieg, Herman Severin Løvenskiold and Alexander Glasunow. Danced by the students of the Kinder Ballett Kompanie Berlin.
from 8 years - 1 to 4, 7 to 11, 14 to 18 December 2023.
The Snow QueenFrom one moment to the next, Kay has changed, is mean and hurtful - and then is gone. His best friend Gerda sets out to get him back. Along the way she encounters scrappy robbers and whimsical flowers. Can she finally free her friend from the Snow Queen's ice palace? Andersen's well-known fairy tale is transformed into a road movie with lots of wit and pace with music by Samuel Penderbayne.
from 8 years - 23, 30, December 2023; 6 January 2024
Hänsel und GretelThe Grimm fairy tale is well known, Humperdinck's score oscillates between nursery rhyme and late romantic, opulent Wagnerian sound. Andreas Homoki's lovingly child-friendly production of the Christmas opera classic has been in the repertoire of the theatre for almost 25 years and continues to inspire children, parents and grandparents for the world of musical theatre ...
from 10 years - Aug. 27; Sep. 1, 24; Oct. 15; Nov. 1, 29, 2023; 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.
0-3 years - 15, 16 November 2023
Baby concertsIn a pleasant atmosphere, we offer a concert format that allows babies and toddlers their space to move and give them the opportunity for first contact with live music. We invite parents to observe and support their children in their perception.
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 - 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.
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.
From the idea to the premiere on 8 July 2023
Six months of creativity in the children's and youth projectFrom January 2023, the Children's Project [9-12 years] will explore everything on the theme of happiness on Wednesdays from 4.30 - 6.30 pm and the Youth Project[13-18 years] on Thursdays from 5 - 8 pm. Under the guidance of artists and educators, the children and young people can experience how individual and collective ideas can be transformed into a concrete production. The young participants get to know all the phases of a music theatre production in a practical way - from the first conceptual discussion to the final round of applause in the Tischlerei.
Generational performance on 31 December 2023
Opera for young and old: Il barbiere di SivigliaFor 200 years, Rossini's BARBIER has been regarded as the epitome of musical comedy: behind the plot around the resourceful Figaro, the archetypes of the commedia dell'arte shine through again and again. An ambiguity that also comes to the fore in Katharina Thalbach's racy and vital production. On New Year's Eve at 2 p.m. as a generation performance. Children and young people up to the age of 18 pay only 10 euros ... In the 2023/24 season you can expect a total of 36 generational performances of a wide range of works. Just take a look at our play overview!
Registration as of September 2023
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 2023.
Class 10-13 | School Lessons in Opera!
Wagner's wild worldsThis season, ten Wagner operas will be performed at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, including the RING DES NIBELUNGEN. We take this as an opportunity to interview dramaturges, orchestra musicians and other artists at the opera house and to gain insights into the work on Wagner productions from various perspectives. Rehearsal visits make it possible to experience directly how these special works are brought to the stage. >>> Free of charge, dates on request and by individual arrangement
For school classes, accompanying a visit to the opera
Opera from a completely different perspective: backstage tourDuring the behind-the-scenes tours, the pupils can get to grips with opera and music theatre in a variety of ways and gain an insight into the interaction between the diverse and numerous professions and departments such as the costume or make-up department, orchestra and chorus. With an extensive range of guided tours and preparatory workshops for individual operas, children and young people are introduced to music theatre in a playful way.
Orchestra very close
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 attend rehearsals and talk to musicians, and at events such as concert workshops or music theatre days they can also engage in more intensive exchanges.
Orchestral instruments up close
Tuba, harp, percussion...In the digital instrument presentations, the instruments from the orchestra are gradually introduced up close. What makes each instrument sound so special, what moods and feelings are created by each instrument. Using the opera repertoire, orchestra musicians introduce their instruments in conversation with children. Who would have thought, for example, that the tuba is a real Berliner?
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