Dear friends of opera!

With its very diverse and wonderful members who feel closely connected to the house, the Friends of Deutsche Oper Berlin have been supporting Berlin's largest and most modern opera house for decades. Bringing these "fans" of the house together across the generations is an exciting and honourable task, with the aim of strengthening Deutsche Oper Berlin for the future as one of the leading international houses in music theatre. It is a great pleasure to see what an integrative force the association can unleash through our members and our managing director Silke Alsweiler-Lösch. Join us!

Sincerely, Dr Kilian Jay von Seldeneck,
Chairman of Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin e.V.

Welcome

The Förderkreis at Landpartie
Experiencing more together

The Förderkreis at Landpartie

For the start of the 2022 / 2023 season, the Friends and Patrons of the Deutsche Oper Berlin invited everyone to a tour of the most beautiful private gardens on the banks of the Havel. More than 60 members took up the invitation and enjoyed the reunion after the summer break and let Intendant Dietmar Schwarz put them in the mood for the new season - among others, Dr. Klaus von Krosigk, former Director of Horticulture at the Berlin State Monuments Office, who guided them through the gardens, Intendant Dietmar Schwarz and Dr. Kilian Jay von Seldeneck, André Schmitz and Dr. Heike Maria von Joest from the board of the Friends.
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A special kind of get-to-know-you concert
Together for the future

A special kind of get-to-know-you concert

To kick off the 2022 / 2023 season, some of the new scholarship holders introduced themselves to the members of the Talent Circle. In keeping with this commitment of a "musical" family, the Circle met privately for music and a French aperitif. In this way, supporters and recipients got to know each other personally. The Talent Circle currently supports six scholarship holders plus, for the first time, a répétiteur who also supports the young singers as a scholarship holder. In addition, the Talent Circle has now taken over the sponsorship of 15 academy students.
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Deep in the heart of Deutsche Oper Berlin
Experiencing more together

Deep in the heart of Deutsche Oper Berlin

The Deutsche Oper Berlin will not be able to show its programme on the main stage again until the beginning of November - until then the orchestra levies will be renovated. How deep it goes down, what technology and lifting machines are installed under the musicians, the members of the Förderkreis were able to explore all this on an exclusive tour with the technical director Uwe Arsand.
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Carmen
6, 12, 19 November 2022

Carmen

Bizet described his opera as an "operetta with a bad ending" - and rightly so, because what is unique about CARMEN is the mixture of romantic opera, realistic drama and Offenbach operetta. Ole Anders Tandberg's production tells the story in powerful images that constantly alternate between shock, grotesqueness and great emotion ... Conductor: Yi-Chen Lin; Director: Ole Anders Tandberg; With Anna Goryachova, Maria Motolygina, Tomislav Muzek, Samuel Dale Johnson a. o. ... This production of CARMEN was made possible by the kind support of the Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin e. V.
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 In duet with Carsten Meyer
Podcast of the Förderkreis ... Episode #17

In duet with Carsten Meyer

He has been rocking the stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin for decades - sometimes as a servant or Lohengrin himself, sometimes as a string-puller backstage, enriching many of the theatre's productions with his 300 or so extras. Carsten Meyer - head of the extras department - tells us what it means to be responsible for light girls, acrobats and dromedaries, and what else is involved in the work of the extras department at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
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Silke Alsweiler-Lösch
Your contact person

Silke Alsweiler-Lösch

Would you like to become a member of the Förderkreis? Silke Alsweiler-Lösch will be happy to advise you and will find the most convenient form of membership together with you: be it friend, sponsor, patron or corporate partner ... Are you already a member of the Förderkreis and have suggestions, questions or wishes regarding your membership? Then please get in touch with us at the office of the Friends on +49 (0)30 343 84 240 or by e-mail.
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Sua Jo
New in the ensemble as Gerhard Baum scholarship holder

Sua Jo

In March 2022, the young Korean soprano made her brilliant debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin when she took over the role of Madama Cortese in IL VIAGGIO A REIMS from Hulkar Sabirova. In the 2022/23 season she will enrich our ensemble in roles such as Pamina / DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Schleppträgerin / ELEKTRA, Marzelline / FIDELIO, Mimì / LA BOHÈME or Liù / TURANDOT.
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Fidelio
Premiere on 25 November 2022

Fidelio

Opera in two acts by Ludwig van Beethoven; Conductor: Sir Donald Runnicles; Director: David Hermann; With Thomas Lehman, Markus Brück, Robert Watson, Ingela Brimberg, Tobias Kehrer et al.
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Promoting young talent has been a top priority for the Förderkreis for decades
Talent Circle

Promoting young talent has been a top priority for the Förderkreis for decades

For years, its financial contributions have enabled young singers to launch their careers and help Deutsche Oper Berlin to maintain its first-class ensemble. With the newly founded Talent Circle project, the Förderkreis also wants to build up a circle of supporters who not only financially support young musical talent, but also become a circle of personal mentors. In addition to singers, the promotion of young talent will now also extend to a répétiteur position as well as instrumentalists.
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With the financial aid of the Förderkreis, ambitious productions can be realised.
Production funding

With the financial aid of the Förderkreis, ambitious productions can be realised.

The best examples of the Förderkreis's sustained commitment are outstanding opera productions such as A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by Ted Huffman, DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN by Stefan Herheim, DER SCHATZGRÄBER by Christof Loy or now, for the season finale DIE MEISTERSINGER directed by Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito and Anna Viebrock. But also "perennial favourites" such as Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, which has been successfully performed in Günter Krämer's production season after season for over 20 years, were created with the kind support of Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin e. V.
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Promoting young talent is now even more important to the Förderkreis
Götz Friedrich Prize

Promoting young talent is now even more important to the Förderkreis

For more than twenty years, the Götz Friedrich Prize has been one of the most important institutions for promoting outstanding talent in the field of musical theatre directing - prize-winners such as Stefan Herheim, Nadja Loschky and Sebastian Baumgarten may be mentioned here as representatives. For the 2022/23 season, the directing prize for the best production work, endowed with 5,000 euros, and a studio prize, endowed with 2,500 euros, will again be awarded. After being hosted by the German-speaking Opera Conference in previous years, the Götz Friedrich Prize now returns to Deutsche Oper Berlin, the main venue of its dedicatee. From now on, the Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin will provide organisational support for the organisation of the prize.
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Topics

Favourites ... with Patrick Guetti
Former scholarship holder, now ensemble soloist

Favourites ... with Patrick Guetti

"Solche hergelaufne Laffen" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart´s THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, sung by the bass-baritone and scholarship holder of the Förderkreis in the 2019/20 season Patrick Guetti, accompanied by Maxime Perrin. With the season 2020/21 Patrick Guetti changes to our ensemble.
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Favourites ... with Flurina Stucki
Former scholarship holder, now ensemble soloist

Favourites ... with Flurina Stucki

Welcome to "Klänge der Heimat" from Johann Strauss' operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS - with soprano Flurina Stucki, scholarship holder of the Förderkreis in the 2018/19 season, and John Parr on piano as well as a short introduction by Jörg Königsdorf.
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Favourites ... with Samuel Dale Johnson
Former scholarship holder, now ensemble soloist

Favourites ... with Samuel Dale Johnson

Listen to ensemble soloist and baritone Samuel Dale Johnson with "Kogda bi zhizn" from Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky's EUGEN ONEGIN, accompanied by Tilman Wildt on the piano and with an introduction by dramaturg Lars Gebhardt.
Listen to Samuel Dale Johnson
Experience more together!

Experience more together!

Whether annual stage dinner, mountain festival, joint trip and other events: The Förderkreis lives its community of cultural enthusiasts and opera fans.

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As an active member you will be able to provide financial and intangible assistance to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, for instance by supporting unique productions, promoting the development of young artists by means of stipends or helping to fund individual projects of exceptional value.
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The Board

At its last General Assembly, the Board of Directors completed a generational change with the election of Dr Kilian Jay von Seldeneck as Chairman: André Schmitz, the previous Chair of the Board, has taken over as Deputy Chair, together with Margarita Broich. Klaus Siegers has taken over the function of treasurer again. Other members Prof. Dr Axel Fischer, Benita von Maltzahn, Johanna Oetker, Sophie Princess of Prussia, Dr Philipp Semmer, Dietmar Schwarz, Dr Heike Maria von Joest.
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Contact

Silke Alsweiler-Lösch (Head of Admin) Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Richard-Wagner-Straße 10, 10585 Berlin Tel.: +49 [0]30-343 84-240 / Fax -686 Bank details: IBAN DE64 1012 0100 1004 0720 59 BIC (SWIFT-CODE): WELADED1WBB
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06
DEC

Today in the foyer: "St. Nicholas is coming
17.00 h / Rank foyer on the right
Duration: approx. 25 minutes / free admission


The visit of Father Christmas is a cherished tradition at the Advent Calendar of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. This time we encourage our younger guests to get active themselves and share with us their favourite experiences from the past year. While enchanting music plays and Father Christmas is sure to have a sweet or two in his luggage, we invite you to take part in a small interactive activity. This year, our Father Christmas will be accompanied by the young Italian soprano Elisa Verzier.

In 2016 she made her debut at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste in Mendelssohn's EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM and as Serpina in Paisiello's LA SERVA PADRONA. Her church music repertoire includes Mozart's "Coronation Mass", Handel's "Messiah", John Rutter's "Mass of the Children" and several pieces by Pergolesi, Schubert and Bach. Elisa Verzier has won numerous competitions. Her next engagements include Norina / DON PASQUALE in Trieste and La Contessa / LA SCUOLA DEI GELOSI in Turin. In the 2022/23 season she is engaged as a scholarship holder of the Förderkreis in the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she will sing Pamina / DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Marzelline / FIDELIO, Frasquita / CARMEN, Musetta / LA BOHÈME and Zerlina / DON GIOVANNI, among others.