Welcome to the 2021/22 season!

As people who commute to work at an opera house, our day job consists of channelling our energies and enthusiasm into using music and drama to tell stories. But in addition to this we all nurture a secondary passion – a desire to simply play music straight, to enjoy it for its own sake without the costumes and stage set. This can be in the form of jazz, kunstlieder, chamber music or the full-bodied sound of the orchestra delivering a symphony. The Deutsche Oper Berlin provides a space for all these initiatives, material that includes chamber music concerts in the Tischlerei, the “Songs and Poets” and “Jazz & Lyrics” programmes, and concerts on the main stage given by our orchestra and the BigBand.

We look forwards to seeing you! Your Dietmar Schwarz


12 to 19 June 2022

2nd Jazz Festival

The BigBand of the Deutsche Oper Berlin presents six jazz concerts of a special kind in the Tischlerei: with reading, dance, film or drama: With music by Manfred Honetschläger, it swings "into the finale" at the beginning and shows young people that football and big band are not so different, Henni Nachtsheim, Christian Meyers and Martin Johnson invite you to a version of Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" under the motto "De Peter kimmt", songs by Stevie Wonder resound, Bossa Nova, Tango and Samba invite you to "Viva Latina" and Murnau's silent film "The Last Man" awaits you with new film music ...
The Jazz Festival
23 May 2022

Chamber Music VI: Faith, hope and charity

Three aspects of life, unencumbered by knowledge or reason, which are founts of great power and have been the inspiration behind many of our finest works of poetry, art and music. A musical journey with pieces by Franz Biber, Johann Sebastian Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lili Boulanger, Alban Berg, Pavel Haas, Andre Jolivet.
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concerts and recitals
Our concert season
20 June 2022: School concert 11.00h / Family concert 18.00h

„The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra“

... is the orchestral introductory piece par excellence. For this 20-minute work, in which the entire sound and expressive palette of the orchestra is fanned out in a series of variations for the various orchestral groups, Britten drew on a "catchy tune" by Henry Purcell. For conductor Dominic Limburg, one of the tasks of any orchestra is to develop formats for children and young people. Limburg and the musicians are supported by Malte Arkona, who is passionate about conveying classical music to children and young people in a humorous, unconventional and knowledgeable way.
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1, 6, 10, 14 May; 4, 11 June 2022

Marc Albrecht conducts Schrekers Der Schatzgräber

Conductor Marc Albrecht (photo); Director Christof Loy; With Elisabet Strid, Daniel Johansson, Tuomas Pursio, Clemens Bieber, Michael Adams, Joel Allison, Michael Laurenz, Thomas Johannes Mayer, Seth Carico / Jordan Shanahan (June), Gideon Poppe, Stephen Bronk, Patrick Cook, Doke Pauwels
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Family Concerts on 12 June 2022, 3.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.

Into the final with swing

A football team and a big band have more things in common than you might think. With that in mind, we are transforming the Tischlerei into a football pitch for a day and in the process explaining how our Big Band actually works.
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The orchestra is looking for ...

concert masters, violins, violas, double basses, clarinet, harp (academy) et al.
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The Orchestra Academy

Musicians aged 26 and under have the chance to learn important repertory works in our orchestra and get a taste of life as a pro.
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About us

It began with Furtwängler and Walter. Then came Sinopoli, Mehta, Thielemann and Runnicles. The orchestra is one of the top addresses in the world of opera.
History of the orchestra


Since 2009 our General Music Director

Sir Donald Runnicles

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The musicians are together

The Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

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In concerts on 5 Sep. and 9 Dec.

Alexander von Zemlinsky on the concert stage

Born in 1871, Alexander von Zemlinsky is one of the most enigmatic representatives of the Viennese composer scene at the turn of the century and was in close contact with Mahler, Schönberg and Alban Berg. Following the successful production of DER ZWERG, Deutsche Oper Berlin presents two more key works, EINE FLORENTINISCHE TRAGÖDIE and the Lyric Symphony.
A Florentine Tragedy
Lyric Symphony
In the ARD Media Library and on Marquee TV

The Ring of the Nibelung

As part of their collaboration, which has already been successful several times, Deutsche Oper and Naxos recorded the two cycles of the RING DES NIBELUNGEN audio visually in November 2021. Other production partners include Norwegian Television NRK, the online platform MarqueeTV and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. After post-production of the recording, the RING DES NIBELUNGEN will be available in Germany on the ARD Mediathek until 13 July 2022 and from now on internationally on MarqueeTV for a longer period. In autumn 2022, Naxos will release the RING cycle in a DVD or Blu-ray box set.
ARD Mediathek
Marquee TV
The oboe
Ein Projekt mit der Jungen Deutschen Oper

The oboe

Ben-Jios Bressel visited Juan Pechuán Ramirez and Iveta Hylasova Bachmannová and learned exciting things about breathing acrobatics, cheek muscle training and weird sounds, before suddenly finding himself in the middle of a bamboo wind tube craft workshop...
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