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10. Dec
The Orchestra:
Welcome to the 2019/20 season!
As people who commute to work at an opera house, our day job consists of channelling our energies and enthusiasm into using music and drama to tell stories. But in addition to this we all nurture a secondary passion – a desire to simply play music straight, to enjoy it for its own sake without the costumes and stage set. This can be in the form of jazz, kunstlieder, chamber music or the full-bodied sound of the orchestra delivering a symphony. The Deutsche Oper Berlin provides a space for all these initiatives, material that includes chamber music concerts in the Tischlerei, the “Songs and Poets” and “Jazz & Lyrics” programmes, and concerts on the main stage given by our orchestra and the BigBand.

We look forwards to seeing you! Your Dietmar Schwarz

concerts and recitals

Schedule
Jazz & Lyrics – on 12 January 2020
„A Classy Pair“
In its new series of jazz events in the Tischlerei the Big Band of the Deutsche Oper Berlin presents five themed concerts featuring smaller formations of the Big Band and guests. The concerts focus on a particular subject or composer, amalgamating music and poetry. This evening, the BigBand is dedicated to the duet activities of jazz legends Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.

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BigBand Concert – 25 February 2020
„Nothin’ but the Blues“
For this season's concert, the big band has once again invited two absolute stars of the international jazz circus: China Moses (vocals) and Konstantin Reinfeld (bluesharp). Under the conductorship of Manfred Honetschläger, blues at its finest will be heard.

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On 4 February 2020
Songs and Poets: Schumann II
The programme includes works by Robert Schumann [Liederkreis op. 24], Hugo Wolf and Aribert Reimann ... With Meechot Marrero (photo), Philipp Jekal, Gideon Poppe, John Parr, Michael Krüger

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Chamber Music on 13 January 2020, 20.00 h
Against forgetfulness
A memorial concert for Wladislaw Waghalter, Max Rosenthal, Werner Lywen and Hans Kraus with music by Ignatz Waghalter, Joseph Haydn, Paul Hindemith, Mary Howe, and Erwin Schulhoff

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The orchestra is looking for ...

concert masters, violins, violas, double basses, clarinet, harp (academy) et al.

 

 

To the job vacancies
The Orchestra Academy

Musicians aged 26 and under have the chance to learn important repertory works in our orchestra and get a taste of life as a pro.

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About us

It began with Furtwängler and Walter. Then came Sinopoli, Mehta, Thielemann and Runnicles. The orchestra is one of the top addresses in the world of opera.

History of the orchestra
4, 7 March 2020
Dinorah ou Le Pardon de Ploërmel (concertant)
Meyerbeer is able to achieve a late playful-poetic and simultaneously humourously broken invocation of the Romantic world of spirits and faeries. In his combination of lyrical, folkloric and comical elements, Meyerbeer's scoring of the story about a married couple Dinorah and Hoël who are separated by mysterious circumstances during a pilgrimage and later happily reunited develops an entirely unique, subtle palette of tones.
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Since 2009 our General Music Director
Donald Runnicles

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The musicians are together the
The orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

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Symphony Concerts
The Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin is known for a warm, cantabile sound that betrays its daily contact with the world’s best singers. Sometimes it’s as if the musicians had conjured song from their instruments. Savour symphony concerts with works by Berlioz, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Bruch or Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Juraj Valcuha (photo) will make his debut with the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Our symphony concerts

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 giving their personal take on works close to their heart. The evenings of lieder in the foyer centre on our ensemble soloists but are also interspersed with poetry in collaboration with the Haus für Poesie.

Chamber music

Recitals

Jazz Concerts
Works of swing and funk, performed in a new way and with consummate virtuosity – this is what the BigBand and guests are all about. The opera house reverberates to the sound of jazz standards by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Sammy Nestico, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin or Frank Sinatra. These evenings offer “Take the A Train” instead of Puccini, “Night and Day” in place of Verdi, and so on. The concerts are sell-out events and never fail to delight.

Our Jazz season