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Winter holidays music lab [9-12 years]
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Winter holidays music lab [9-12 years]

Write texts and record them yourself. Producing sounds and refining them in the sound lab. Compose electronic music. Developing and drawing stage sets. In four labs, children between the ages of 9 and 12 create all the individual parts for a brand-new live radio play. They are accompanied by electronics tinkerer Alexandre Decoupigny, who knows how to turn mobile phones, tablets, pineapples and bananas into instruments. Claire Fristot, who uses photos and video snippets to create the space in which the spectacle takes place. The sounds are created in Thomas Tichai's sound lab; after all, what would a radio play be without tapping, clinking and rustling? Writing their own texts and recording them for the radio play: The children experience this with poetry slammer Ken Yamamoto. 
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Join the Youth Club!

Join the Youth Club!

Maybe you have nothing to do with opera, or don't know what opera should have to do with you and your life. But you have stories to tell, you have something that moves you - and why not take these stories to the big stage? In the youth club you can discover musical theatre for yourself and give opera new forms. You don't need any special musical or theatrical knowledge, just yourself, just as you are! This year in the youth club we are exploring the theme of "happiness" and inventing new rules for "being happy".
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We make opera!

We make opera!

Our doors are wide open to children, young people and families from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. We invite you to experience the emotional power of music theatre and opera with us. We invite you into an opera house that is your house and encourage you to rethink and reshape opera with us - so that it is relevant to your life plans. We are inspired by the diversity of voices and ideas brought by individuals and communities in the city. By building long-term relationships and partnerships, we aim to contribute to cultural education in the city and encourage people of all ages to express themselves artistically. Yours, Fanny Frohnmeyer, Director Junge Deutsche Oper
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Season Overview 22/23
Young Opera's performances
Our Young Opera's schedule
Sing along! ... The Generation Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin is looking for choristers
For all from 8 years old

Sing along! ... The Generation Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin is looking for choristers

In the Generation Chorus, people of different ages and backgrounds sing together. Grandparents bring their grandchildren and the grandchildren bring their grandparents. Here, the neighbour brings his neighbour. And even people who come alone find connection with others here. The repertoire is cross-genre and is made up of what the singers bring with them:  These can be folk songs, pop, hip-hop, folk, hits and much more. The stories of the different generations are reflected in them and told together. The chorus rehearsals are extended with music, dance and theatre workshops ... Rehearsals will take place weekly from 28 November 2022, always on Mondays, from 3.15 p.m. to 4.45 p.m.
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The Kinder Ballett Kompanie Berlin dances for children from 4: Peter Pan
7, 27, 28 December 2022; 5, 6, 9 July 2023

The Kinder Ballett Kompanie Berlin dances for children from 4: Peter Pan

Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, has been playing his games for over 100 years. In this version by the Kinder Ballett Kompanie Berlin, Michael, John and Wendy experience exciting adventures on the island of Neverland together with Peter Pan, the "lost boys" and Tinkerbell. But beware of Captain Hook! ... A choreography by David Simic based on the stories by James Matthew Barrie with music by Edvard Grieg, Herman Severin Løvenskiold and Alexander Glasunow.
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A road movie for everyone from 8: The Snow Queen
18 performances from 4 Dec. 2022 to 26 Jan. 2023

A road movie for everyone from 8: The Snow Queen

Kay is gone. From one moment to the next he has changed, is mean and hurtful - his best friend Gerda sets out and is ultimately able to free him from the Snow Queen's ice palace. Andersen's well-known fairy tale is transformed into a road movie with lots of wit and pace for everyone aged 8 and up ... Directed by Brigitte Dethier; With Sophia Körber, Alexandra Ionis, Martin Gerke, Hanna Plaß, Jone Bolibar Núñez, Louise Leverd, Jack Adler-McKean, Henriette Zahn, Daniel Eichholz
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Our artists in your nursery: Expedition TIRILI
6, 20 December 2022; 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 January 2023.

Our artists in your nursery: Expedition TIRILI

Children are born explorers. Two musicians visit them in the nursery with their equipment and take them on a music-theatrical journey of discovery. Together they ask themselves: How are sounds created? What is music made of? Who or what is this mysterious TIRILI?
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Chez Company: Karaoper
World premiere 3 March 2023

Chez Company: Karaoper

What if we could change the world? A future with fun, with clean seas and crystal clear blue skies, a world where justice prevails, where we can still travel and be with others from other countries ...? In the specially invented KARAOPER we want to dream together with children.
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Crafting, singing, making music or seeing themselves in a completely different way: Part of the opera mice for a year
Registration as of September

Crafting, singing, making music or seeing themselves in a completely different way: Part of the opera mice for a year

Opera mice [from 6 years] can give free rein to their curiosity and discover opera for themselves. During rehearsal visits and guided tours, children, young people and families experience the work behind the scenes first-hand. Encounters with artists and staff from the various trades offer an exciting insight into the microcosm that is opera.
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Winter Holiday Music Lab from 30 January to 5 February 2023
Presentation on 5 February 2023 / Tischlerei

Winter Holiday Music Lab from 30 January to 5 February 2023

During the winter holidays, children from 9 to 12 experiment with sounds, music, lyrics and video to bring their unique stories to the stage in front of an audience - the Tischlerei is filled with the voices and sounds of young people! This year we want to develop a live radio play together. Registrations will be open from mid-November. In order not to miss any registration deadline, sign up in the Family newsletter or check our website regularly.
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From the idea to the premiere: six months of creativity in the children's and youth club
Presentations on 8 and 9 July 2023 / Tischlerei

From the idea to the premiere: six months of creativity in the children's and youth club

From January 2023, the Children's Club [9-12 years] will explore everything on the theme of happiness on Wednesdays from 4.30 - 6.30 pm and the Youth Club [13-18 years] on Thursdays from 5 - 8 pm. Under the guidance of artists and educators, the children and young people can experience how individual and collective ideas can be transformed into a concrete production. The young participants get to know all the phases of a music theatre production in a practical way - from the first conceptual discussion to the final round of applause in the carpenter's workshop. Interested? The presentations will take place on 8 and 9 July 2023. (subject to funding)
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Opera for young and old: The Magic Flute
Generational Performance on 4 March 2023

Opera for young and old: The Magic Flute

In its mixture of Viennese folk theatre, Masonic mystery and fairy tale, this opera is probably the most performed in the German-speaking world and, in Günter Krämer's colourful, highly visual production, a favourite of our audiences ... In the 2022/23 season, too, you can expect numerous generational performances. Just take a look at our play list!
Overview 2022/23
The Magic Flute
Opera from a completely different perspective: backstage tour
For school classes, accompanying a visit to the opera

Opera from a completely different perspective: backstage tour

During the behind-the-scenes tours, the pupils can get to grips with opera and music theatre in a variety of ways and gain an insight into the interaction between the diverse and numerous professions and departments such as the costume or make-up department, orchestra and chorus. With an extensive range of guided tours and preparatory workshops for individual operas, children and young people are introduced to music theatre in a playful way.
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Academics in your schools
Opera sounds right in the classroom!

Academics in your schools

At your request, we organise for a small group of academists to come directly to your school with their instruments and play music from the opera repertoire of the Deutsche Oper. They present their music, their instrument and themselves in 90-minute moderated discussion concerts. A music theatre teacher also accompanies the visit and provides additional insights into the work in the orchestra ensemble.
Interested? Write to us!
 Do you know the Junge Deutsche Oper on Youtube?
All trailers and features in one playlist!

Do you know the Junge Deutsche Oper on Youtube?

Take a look behind the scenes, watch rehearsals, experience the journey from conception to premiere: The new YouTube channel of the Junge Deutsche Oper and the Children's Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin is a wonderful place to browse through numerous trailers and documentaries of projects from recent years. Have fun!
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TUSCH - Theatre and School

What are you passionate about and what are you prepared to put up with? The pupils of our TUSCH partner school Peter-Ustinov-Schule in Charlottenburg not only asked themselves these questions, but also the staff of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. During a project week in January 2021, they developed their own artistic project under the direction of theatre pedagogue Elly Jarvis and video artist Kalma. They showed the results of this digital project week at the TUSCH Festival in March.
www.tusch-berlin.de

TUKI - Theatre and Daycare

Normally, stage director Franziska Seeberg and theatre pedagogue Lisa Schwabe go to our TUKI partner day care centre Kastanienallee Westend every week, and explore music, theatre and the everyday space of the day care centre with the children there. During these special times, the work takes place primarily at a distance - and in the living room of the families! The TUKI artists have come up with numerous play ideas, videos and theatre experiments that invite you to try them out.
www.tuki-berlin.de

A partner for teachers

Which teaching formats do you need in your lessons? How can you integrate music theatre as aesthetic and pedagogical creative principles into everyday school life? And how can we initiate artistic encounters and bring music theatre into the school in times of homeschooling, split classes and closed theatres? We develop a tailor-made programme for you and your class.
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The tuba
Digital instrument presentation

The tuba

In this tuba talk with Vikentios Gionanidis, Emilio Potratz from the Young Chorus learns many surprising facts about brass, banda and bass tuba: mouth modulations, circular breathing or sound spectra (gentle-romantic to powerful-dangerous) - and who would have thought that the tuba is a real Berliner?
Further instruments
The neverending story

The neverending story

The paradoxical thing about childhood is that it survives well into adulthood. This is why grown-ups relate emotionally to their own childhood and to different degrees – perhaps to a stronger degree if they are closely involved with children in their capacity as parent, grandparent or teacher. Childhood is wedged in our adult lives like the tiny splinter wedged in Kay’s heart in the SNOW QUEEN fairy tale.
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Classroom orchestral music

Classroom orchestral music

An opera without an orchestra? Unthinkable! The musicians from the Deutsche Oper Berlin orchestra usually disappear into the orchestra pit during performances, but otherwise they are very happy to make contact with their audience. Pupils can attend rehearsals and talk to musicians, and at events such as concert workshops or music theatre days they can also engage in more intensive exchanges.
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