Grand Opening of the Season 23/24

About the performance

Finally, the time has come again! Now that the construction work in the stage area is finished, our opening festival can take place again. The doors are open and we welcome you to children's programmes, concerts, discussions, backstage tours and much more.

In keeping with tradition, the evening culminates in a grand concert featuring highlights from the operas of the 23/24 season to get you in the mood. Come and see us!

Discover rooms that you normally never see: We open our house for you!

Box Office Hall
Information stands of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Junge Deutsche Oper, the Children's Ballet Company as well as the Staatsballett Berlin and Tanz ist KLASSE! Registration, general meeting point, starting point for all Staatsballett, Tanz ist KLASSE! and Junge Deutsche Oper activities.

Cloakroom hall
Meeting point for guided tours of the scenery magazine. Information stands of the visitor organisations and media partners

Main stage
13.00 Welcome by the artistic directors, Dietmar Schwarz and Christian Spuck
13.10 - 14.25 Public rehearsal of the Staatsballett Berlin
14.45 - 15.30 "Divided desks" - the orchestra of the house makes music with its sponsor orchestra LJO conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles
15.40 - 16.00 Christian Spuck in conversation
16.00 - 16.20 An outlook on IL TRITTICO - Dorothea Hartmann in conversation with Pınar Karabulut
16.45 - 17.25 Technical show
17.45 - 18.30 Chorus sing-along concert
19.00 - 21.00 Opening concert with children's chorus, chorus and orchestra

13.15 - 14.00 / 15.40 - 16.25 Children's concert "With timpani and trumpets"
14.30 - 15.00 On your marks, get set - chorus
16.45 - 17.15 Concert by the Idyll Ensemble, soloist: Maria Motolygina
17.45 - 18.30 Jazz & Lyrics - excerpts from "Handel's Journey to Jazz" with Meechot Marrero

Parquet Foyer
13.15 - 13.45 Singing all together - A sing-along concert
16.30 – 17:00 Songs by Kurt Weill with Christine Buffle

Ranking foyer on the right
13.45 - 14.15 Presentation of the scholarship holders of the ensemble
14.30 - 15.00 / 18.00 - 18.30 Dr. Takt gives advice
Open consultation hours with Drs. Takt and Leitton: Name your favourite passage from the opera repertoire of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and we will determine the reasons for your choice in an in-depth musicological analysis. To avoid waiting times, please book in advance. Please name the opera, act/scene/number and, if possible, exact bars or text passages of your favourite passage at:
15.45 - 16.30 Concert by the International Academy of Music for the Highly Gifted
17.00 - 17.30 A journey with the flute from South America to Europe with Ruth Pereira Medina

Central Rank Foyer
Trying on costumes and costume exhibition, workshops "Costumes" and "Ironing shirts"
DIY Upcycling! Our costume department is making you a fantastic offer: In the Central Rank Foyer, you can give your T-shirt or old jeans a new look under the supervision and advice of the costume team. Therefore - don't forget your piece(s) of clothing!

Ranking foyer on the left
Trying out instruments with Klingendes Museum

2nd tier foyer left
Film lounge DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN and more

14.15 - 14.45 / 15.15 - 15.45 / 16.15 - 16.45 Hands-on activities by Tanz ist KLASSE!

Restaurant Deutsche Oper
From coffee and cake to small and larger dishes: Your physical well-being will be taken care of!

Scenery magazine
Guided tours through the scenery magazine, regularly between 13.15 and 18.00
Start: every 15 minutes / duration 30 minutes

Orchestra rehearsal hall
13.15 - 14.15 Instrument presentation "Four Wins" [Strings / Winds]*
15.00 - 16.00 Opera workshop with the Junge Deutsche Oper* [7 - 14 years]
16.45 - 17.30 / 17.45 - 18.30 Instrumental performance "Krawumm" [Timpani / Percussion]*

Rehearsal stage A
14.15 - 15.15 / 15.30 - 16.30 / 16.45 - 17.45 Instrument Making Workshop* [7 - 14 years]

Upper Ballet Hall
15.15 - 15.45 PETER PAN* Children's Ballet Workshop [7 - 12 years]
16.15 - 16.45 PETER PAN* Youth Ballet Workshop [12 - 18 years]
17.15 – 17.45 Excerpts from Kinder tanzen - PETER PAN*

Rehearsal stage B
13.30 - 14.15 / 14.30 - 15.15 Expedition Tirili. Opera for the little ones*
16.00 - 17.00 Workshop with the Junge Deutsche Oper [4 - 6 years / parents with children]*

Costume collection
14.00 - 14.30 / 15.00 - 15.30 / 16.00 - 16.30 / 17.00 -17.30 / 18.00 - 18.30 Guided tours of the costume trove*

Staatsballett Berlin Studios
14.00 - 15.00 / 15.15 - 16.15 / 16.30 - 17.30 [Studio II]
14.30 - 15.30 / 15.45 - 16.45 / 17.00 - 18.00 [Studio III]
Workshops by and with Tanz ist KLASSE! *

* Free counting tickets available at the box office from 12.30!
(for max. 3 events each max. 3 tickets)

Subject to change


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Adventskalender in der Tischlerei: Das 11. Fensterchen

"Ding Dong! Merrily on High"
with the VoiceChangers and Rosemarie Arzt
17.00 h / Tischlerei
Duration: approx. 25 minutes / free admission

Often since primary school, the soloists in today's Advent Window have been members of the children's chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. They have sung in WOZZECK, TOSCA, OTELLO, BORIS GODUNOW, CARMEN, TURANDOT, LA BOHÈME, HÄNSEL UND GRETEL or PARSIFAL. Whereas being in a youth chorus is quite easy for girls up to the higher grades, the boys' voices break at some point. The larynx and vocal folds grow, during which the young singers temporarily lose their previously secure grip on their entire tonal spectrum. In the past, young people were often forced to remain silent until the "new voice" had grown in them. At the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rosemarie Arzt coaches the rapidly growing voice changer group, which was founded eleven years ago, through this difficult phase. Today they sing Christmas carols, Christmas carols and a cappella versions of well-known "seasonal hits" in the Advent calendar on the foyer stage.