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Welcome to the Tischlerei!
“Encounters“ is not just the title of one of the areas of focus in the Tischlerei this season. Encounters also form a prominent part of our entire programme. In a former lifetime the Tischlerei was the workshop of the Deutsche Oper Berlin; now it is a space for experimental performances and installations, world premieres and works in progress. We embrace crossover, blend pop, rock, fine art, avant-garde and opera and explore themes centring on ‘the stranger’ and otherness in general. This regularly involves contacts between cultures leading to the generation of new forms of musical theatre. You are cordially invited to witness all these encounters close at hand.
Let us surprise you, Dorothea Hartmann, Art Director, Tischlerei

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Studio performances

Schedule
12, 13 October 2019
Jazz & Lyrics: Words and Sounds
Rilke wrote his essay "Primal Sound" in 1919, and it is now 100 years old. This is reason enough to trace Rilke's relationship with music and the sounds of his words. To imagine alongside Rilke how, for example, the graphic transfer of the coronal suture of the human skull to a phonograph may sound, and what is the primal sound within us all .. With famous actor, singer and entertainer Ilja Richter.

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Deadline for entries: 15 September 2019
New Scenes V – Composition Competition
This is the fifth time that the Deutsche Oper Berlin has teamed up with the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin to organise the NEW SCENES Inter-national Composition Competition. Up to three winners will receive a grant to compose, respectively, a 20-to-30-minute piece of musical theatre and a 3-to-5-minute vocal work for soloist or for singer accompanied by piano, the latter pieces being preliminary studies for the musical-theatre work. Lyrics and libretti are developed in liaison with the Deutsche ...

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Musical theatre in six parts to Jani Christou – from 5 June 2020
The Project – Once to be realised
Among others Samir Odeh-Tamimi translates special moments into music. Also his default: sketches of the composer legend Jani Christou.

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World premiere on 22 November 2019
Samuel Penderbayne: The Snow Queen
With humour and awe Brigitte Dethier (photo) 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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World premiere – 14 September 2019
Wolf's Glen – Wolfsschlucht
Beginning with Friedrich Kind's FREISCHÜTZ libretto and Weber's music, composer Malte Giesen and director Paul-Georg Dittrich address the dark sides of our desires. Seven bullets are promised to Max, and the musical theatre evening at the Tischlerei has seven stations. With three singers, children's choir, two horns, piano and electronic music, the aggregate states of rage, grief, fear and hope are made tangible.
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Jazz & Lyrics
These concerts combine music and texts. Original, virtuoso presentations of swing and funk mixed with biographical material, poetry and background knowledge on a particular artist or subject. These concerts are guaranteed to delight!

Jazz season

Young Opera
Young Opera invites youngsters to see, hear and get involved. Many of the projects and performances take place in the Tischlerei. They include the Baby Concerts and Concerts for Kids, the stage presentations by the Children’s and Youth Clubs and much more besides ...

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Chamber Music
The atmosphere of the Tischlerei concerts is uniquely intimate, up-beat and workshoppy. Inspired by the premieres or revivals taking place on the main stage, their brief is to present singers and musicians giving their personal take on works close to their heart.

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Chamber Music

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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Ambushed from Behind: Late-Night Performances
The power of art!
Where does power come from? Who determines who receives it? When is it sexy? When is it ugly? These are the types of questions that Elia Rediger is turning into an entire series of events. Reflection is the responsibility of the arts, Elia Rediger believe

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