Franz Schreker: Der Schatzgräber (The Treasure Hunter)
1 [premiere], 6, 10, 14 May; 4, 11 June 2022
Like almost all of Schreker's operas, this one also poses the question of the relationship between fantasy and reality: soulmates Els and Elis chase after different treasures. But even the possession of all the gold jewellery does not satisfy either of their desires. And so this Schreker opera is once again about longing itself, which the composer calls the real "treasure". Conductor: Marc Albrecht; Director: Christof Loy; With Elisabet Strid and Daniel Johansson, among others.
Mozart: The Magic Flute
28, 30 April; 8 June 2022
In its mixture of Viennese folk theatre, Masonic mystery and fairy tale, this opera is probably the most frequently performed in the German-speaking world and, in Günter Krämer's colourfully pictorial production, a favourite with our audiences.
Giuseppe Verdi: Les Vêpres Siciliennes
again on 16, 19, 25 . June 2022
The rebellion of Sicily against its French occupiers in 1282, known as the "Sicilian Vespers", could easily be linked to Verdi's present and the conquest and colonisation of Algeria that began in 1830. This reference forms the starting point for the production of the French director Olivier Py, who extends the historical focus into the 1950s. Conductor: Enrique Mazzola; With Michael Volle, Hulkar Sabirova, Valentyn Dytiuk, Patrick Guetti a. o.
1, 6, 10, 14 May; 4, 11 June 2022
Deeply impressed we say: thank you!
In solidarity with the people of UkraineOur heartfelt thanks go to you, dear audience. Your contributions to fundraising at our performances as well as your ticket purchases for the benefit matinée on 13 March 2022 have so far resulted in around Euro 100.000.- which we have been able to transfer to the Ukraine Hilfe association. An overwhelming amount of donations of goods was also collected on the initiative of our orchestra on the second weekend in March: four van loads could be handed over directly at the Polish-Ukrainian border.
World premiere 21 May 2022
Bernhard Gander / Serhij Zhadan: Songs of Exile and No Return"Do you hear the voices of all those who did not make it across the border? The voices of those left behind and discouraged? The angry voices of those who did not escape the trap, who were only a few metres short of rescue? How can you sleep now with these voices in your skull?" (From the libretto by the Ukrainian writer Serhij Zhadan)
7, 20, 27 May 2022
NabuccoUnder the wise King Nabucco, the scriptural people of the Hebrews and the warrior people of the Babylonians can hope for a common peaceful future ... Conductor Carlo Montanaro; Director Keith Warner; With Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Patrick Cook, Marko Mimica / Byung Gil Kim, Oksana Dyka / Saioa Hernández a. o.
21, 25, 29 May 2022
Madama ButterflyPuccini's "Japanese Tragedy" is not only one of the most emotive works of musical theatre ever, but also a relentless piece of criticism of imperialism ... Conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson; Director Pier Luigi Samaritani; With Elena Guseva, Irene Roberts, Brian Jagde, Alexey Bogdanchikov, Burkhard Ulrich, Jörg Schörner, Byung Gil Kim a. o.
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DER SCHATZGRÄBER, from 1 May 2022
Marc Albrecht takes you for a walk through the Charlottenburg Palace parkI get my peace and quiet here. And I really need that downtime after all the travelling and poring over scores, because our prep work as conductors is very much brain-based, deskbound, drawing-board stuff. I’m isolating an opera’s structures and sound mixes, playing passages on the piano, and so on. The longer I spend on it, the more the music grows in richness and rubs off on me ... Marc Albrecht conducts Schreker's DER SCHATZGRÄBER.
TANNHÄUSER on 8, 26 May 2022
Seven questions for ... Elisabeth TeigeThe Norwegian Elisabeth Teige is an experienced Wagner interpreter. In TANNHÄUSER, the soprano sings Venus and Elisabeth as a double role - both for the first time ... Experience Elisabeth Teige under the musical direction of Sir Donald Runnicles and in the production of Kirsten Harms alongside, among others, Stephen Gould, Günther Groissböck and Thomas Johannes Mayer.
16 May 2022, Foyer
Songs and Poets: Wagner and his circleNo composer of the Romantic period could avoid writing songs, not even Richard Wagner and his admirers. Even if the master himself used the genre only sporadically, composers in his circle made interesting contributions to the art form. Alexandra Hutton, Matthew Newlin, Dean Murphy sing, recitation by and with Daniel Bayerstorfer (photo).
15, 22 May 2022
LohengrinSoon after the failure of the 1848 revolution, the political refugee Richard Wagner wrote his LOHENGRIN: an opera about a hero who tries in vain to pacify a divided people. Kasper Holten's production deliberately leaves open whether this leader fights by fair means ... Conductor Sir Donald Runnicles; Director Kasper Holten; With Günther Groissböck, Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund, Martin Gantner, Anna Smirnova, Thomas Lehman a. o.
8, 26 May 2022
Wagner: Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf WartburgThe reputation of the Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin as one of the world’s leading opera choruses is due in no small part to its contribution to Wagner’s great work of Romantic opera. Among the charming features of Kirsten Harms’s production is the contrast she draws between the gaudy mediaeval era and modern-day ascetism ... Conductor: Sir Donald Runnicles; Director: Kirsten Harms; With Günther Groissböck, Stephen Gould, Thomas Johannes Mayer, Elisabeth Teige et al.
23 May 2022 in the Tischlerei
Chamber Music VI: Faith, hope and charityThree 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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