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Season 2021/22:

Dear audience members, the re-opening of the Deutsche Oper on 24th September 1961 was more than simply an important event in the cultural landscape of Germany. The inauguration of Fritz Bornemann’s building was not only a testament to the tenacity and resilience of West Berlin; as an example of »democratic« architecture, the structure itself was also a statement about the character of the city, the façade representing both a protective haven for the arts and a welcoming transparency for the opera-going public and the auditorium affording each of the 1,865 seats an unimpeded view of the stage. To mark the 60th anniversary of the venue’s resurrection we are shining a spotlight on Fritz Bornemann’s edifice – partly because we love the place, partly because we have once again reached a point where we need to rethink what we want from art and what it can give us. To this end we have put together a mixed programme of events that reflect the ties between musical theatre, visual arts and architecture. —


 

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Dietmar Schwarz, Dorothea Hartmann and Fanny Tanck in conversation
Looking ahead to the new season
In the last days of the 2020/21 season, Dietmar Schwarz talked to radio presenter Fanny Tanck about plans for the coming season, premieres, RING cycles, the season opening on the parking deck and the programme of events celebrating 60 years of Deutsche Oper Berlin ....

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60 years of Deutsche Oper Berlin
Serving the arts
In the auditorium works of music take centre stage; in the foyer people predominate. Laura Fogarasi-Ludloff adores the Deutsche Oper Berlin – both as an architect and as an opera lover ... Read her homage to the opera house here.

Essay and schedule

Vernissage

Premiere on 30 January 2022
Antikrist
Church opera in two acts and six pictures by Rued Langgaard. Conductor: Stephan Zilias; staging: Ersan Mondtag; with Thomas Lehman, Michael König, Valeriia Savinskaia, Irene Roberts, Thomas Blondelle, Flurina Stucki, Seth Carico a. o.

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Premiere on 20 March 2022
Les Vêpres Siciliennes
Opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi. Conductor: Enrique Mazzola; staging: Olivier Py; with Thomas Lehman / Michael Volle, Saioa Hernandez / Hulkar Sabirova, Piero Pretti, Roberto Tagliavini / Patrick Guetti a. o.

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Premiere on 8 April 2022
7 Deaths of Maria Callas
Performance artist Marina Abramović lets "la Divina" die seven famous stage deaths, the eighth is final and real – or not? Acting and embodiment, Marina and Maria merge, absorbed into a life as and for art.

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On NEW SCENES V from 6 November 2021
The thousand fires of freedom
The age of witch burnings is over – but women are still being disadvantaged, tormented, murdered. Three directors shine a spotlight on the modern struggle for liberation ... Experience the world premiere of three new chamber operas by Sara Glojnarić, Sergey Kim and Lorenzo Troiani ... A work commissioned by Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music Berlin.

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PASSERS-BY – From 24 September 2021
New in town? – A profile of director Theresa von Halle
Two men running down a dark street. Running for fun? Running away? Is someone in danger? Director Theresa von Halle stages her first production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, exploring the theme of what it takes to do the right thing ... Composer Andrej Koroliov and director Theresa von Halle have created a musically dense chamber play based on a text by Gerhild Steinbuch after Franz Kafka's text of the same name.

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Advance ticket sales have begun.

Advance ticket sales have begun for all performances until 31 January 2022. Advance ticket sales for the other premieres and also for the performances in the Deutsche Oper repertoire yet to be announced will begin on 18 November 2021.

 

 

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Shows for young and old

You can already purchase tickets for our specially priced performances for young and old in the general advance sale: Children and young people up to 18 years of age pay only € 10 for all seats – pensioners and retirees pay € 25. Next performance on 7. November 2021 THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO.

 

 

Our Generational Performances
Order your Deutsche Oper Card now ...

The Deutsche Oper Card entitles you to early advance booking for all performances and grants you a 25% discount for 2 tickets per performance in price categories A to E (excluding RING packages, third-party, Tischlerei and Foyer performances). It costs €75.00 once for the 21/22 season. 

 


 

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The Ring of the Nibelung
For over 100 years, the history of our house has been inextricably linked with Wagner's opus summum. Almost four decades after Götz Friedrich's "time tunnel", Stefan Herheim and Sir Donald Runnicles are now forging a new RING: THE VALKYRIE and THE RHINEGOLD celebrated their premiere in the 2020/21 season, SIEGFRIED and TWILIGHT OF THE GODS will follow in autumn 2021. You can find out about this and about what moves the people involved in our RING after clicking on the button below.
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Premiere on 1 May 2022
The Treasure Hunter
Twice already, Christof Loy has helped little-known operas of the early 20th century to make a successful comeback at the Deutsche Oper Berlin: After Korngold's THE MIRACLE OF HELIANE and Zandonai's FRANCESCA DA RIMINI, another long-forgotten opera treasure now follows: Franz Schreker's DER SCHATZGRÄBER (The Treasure Hunter). Conductor: Marc Albrecht.

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Premiere on 12 June 2022
The Master Singers of Nuremberg
Opera in three acts by Richard Wagner, libretto by the composer. Conductor: Sir Donald Runnicles; staging: Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito; with Johan Reuter, Albert Pesendorfer, Philipp Jekal, Klaus Florian Vogt, Rachel Harnisch et al.

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TOSCA on 8, 11 December 2021
Ivan Repusic – A place of serenity for my soul
Ivan Repušic conducts our production of TOSCA. On a hillside outside the Croatian port of Split he runs through the score in his mind

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Live again in December!
The Snow Queen
Music-making flowers, a croaking clarinet, a tuba reindeer and the eerily beautiful synthesiser world of the Snow Queen are just some of the ingredients for this musical theatre in which the children are right up close to the action.

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TWILIGHT OF THE GODS from 17 October 2021
Sum of experience
Sir Donald Runnicles in conversation with Jörg Königsdorf about the sound of TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, first published in the programme booklet for the production

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Chamber Concert on 22 November 2021
"Cage, Kagel und Co."
As the secret jack-of-all-trades of the orchestra, percussionists are masters of everything between melody, timbre, rhythm and noise. In the second Tischlerei concert, they present a varied programme - from a performance for four percussionists and a table to furious virtuoso ensemble compositions ... In the video, Benjamin Britten sets the mood.

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Jazz & Lyrics 2 – on 10 October 2021
"The World of Stevie Wonder"
"Signed, sealed, delivered" – Worthy Davis sings and a rhythm-and-brass combo with special guest Konstantin Reinfeld on harmonica plays the greatest hits of funk, soul and R&B legend Stevie Wonder in new, funky arrangements full of energy.

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Concert of the Orchestra Academics - on 4 October
"On the Catwalk"
For the musicians of the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, their series of chamber-music sessions is a wish come true. Taking their inspiration from key operas on the programme, they put together concert programmes linked to works that they hold particularly dearly. In the first concert of the season, members of our Orchestra Academy play works by Max Reger, Claude Debussy and Ludwig van Beethoven.

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