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The Orchestra:
Dear Readers,
Maybe you noticed the warm, cantabile sound of our orchestra during its presentation of Bruckner’s 7th Symphony in January 2018. Reviewers were effusive in their praise. For me the event demonstrated once again that experience of Wagner’s musical language turns out to be the perfect key to interpreting classical Romantic symphonies. No one strikes a surer balance between songfulness and dramatic expression than Wagner. No composer has a better feel for the spatial dimension and the sweeping set piece. In my view these moments are your loveliest guarantee of similarly delightful concerts awaiting you this season. In Beethoven’s “Eroica” and Mahler’s 6th Symphony we have selected two works whose dramatic dimensions are well matched to our performative aspirations. I look forward to seeing you. Sincerely, Donald Runnicles.

concerts and recitals

Schedule
24, 27, 29 June 2019
Diana Damrau in "Hamlet"
Opera by Ambroise Thomas; Conductor: Yves Abel; with Florian Sempey, Nicolas Testé, Philippe Talbot, Diana Damrau et al.

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New release - From now on as CD in stores
25. Grand Opera Gala in aid of the Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung
Arias, Duets, Overtures from LEICHTE KAVALLERIE, LAKME, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI, LA BOHEME, NORMA, NABUCCO, UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, ANDREA CHENIER, DAS LAND DES LÄCHELN, LA TRAVIATA et al. Live recording from 3 November 2018

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Conductor: Stéphane Denève / Soloist: Annika Schlicht – 28 June 2019
Symphony Concert
Hector Berlioz: Le Carnaval romain / Richard Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder / Antonín Dvorák: Sinfonie No 8 G-Major op. 88

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Alice Coote, Susan Graham, Klaus Florian Vogt – 17 September 2019
Special Concert – Musikfest Berlin in the Philharmony
Ludwig van Beethoven: The Coriolan Overture; Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d'été, and excerpts from LES TROYENS

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The orchestra is looking for ...

concert masters, 1st/2nd violin, viola, solo & deputy solo double bass, double bass, 2nd/3rd/4th clarinet, 2nd/3rd/4th bassoon with double bassoon, a 3rd horn with 5th/7th horn and Wagner tuba et al.

 

 

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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
The BigBand in Concert – 21 June 2019
„Sinatra meets Basie“
"Sinatra meets Basie" will feature the two artists' greatest hits - from "The heat is on" and "88 Basie Street" to "Come fly with me" and "Strangers in the night". The musical direction lies in the proven hands of Manfred Honetschläger. Special guest on board is Tom Gaebel, who became known as "German Frank Sinatra" in the mid-2000s.
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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 a symphony concert with works by Glanert, Strauss and Beethoven, Mahler’s 6th Symphony and the concert conducted by Stéphane Denève (photo) featuring works by Berlioz, Wagner and Dvorák.

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 like Tom Gaebel and Katherine Mehrling (photo) 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