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    Saisoneröffnung: Oresteia

    Iannis Xenakis, Open-Air in the Parkhaus Deutsche Oper // Conductor: Moritz Gnann; Stage-Director: David Hermann; With Michael Hofmeister, Seth Carico et al.

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    Tue 9. September 2014 / 20:00h / read more

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    BBC Proms 2014: „Salome“

    Die Deutsche Oper Berlin zu Gast bei den BBC Proms 2014 in London. Musikalische Leitung: Donald Runnicles; Mit Nina Stemme, Samuel Youn, Burkhard Ulrich, Doris Soffel u. a.; Übertragung im „ARD-Radiofestival“ am 30. August 2014 ab 20:00 Uhr.

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    Sat 30. August 2014 / 19:30h / read more

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    Zu Gast beim Musikfest Berlin

    Special Concert with works by Anton von Webern, Aribert Reimann and Johannes Brahms. Conductor: Donald Runnicles; Soloist: Laura Aikin

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    Sun 14. September 2014 / 11:00h / read more

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The Magic Flute - Open Air at the Wa...

Prince Tamino is menaced by a wild dragon. At the last moment he is saved by three mysterious women, who have been sent...

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The Magic Flute - Open Air at the Waldbühne

Open Air in der Waldbühne: Die Zauberflöte © DOB

Open Air in der Waldbühne: Die Zauberflöte © DOB

Prince Tamino is menaced by a wild dragon. At the last moment he is saved by three mysterious women, who have been sent by the Queen of the Night. When the bird catcher Papageno appears and boasts of his heroic deed as dragon slayer, the three ladies punish him. They present the Prince with a picture of Pamina, the Queen's daughter, who has been imprisoned by Sarastro, Regent of the Sun Temple. Tamino falls in love with her. The Queen appears in person and orders him to join forces with Papageno to save Pamina. They give Tamino a magic flute for protection and the reluctant Pagageno receives a glockenspiel of magical chimes. Led by three boys, the two heroes begin their journey to Sarastro's castle. Tamino is twice prevented from entering by the gatekeepers. At the third attempt they inform him that Sarastro is nothing like the cruel tyrant that the Queen of the Night has made him out to be. Papageno finds Pamina and tries to escape with her. He is able to stall her guard Monostatos with the help of the chimes, but the appearance of Sarastro puts an end to all attempts to flee. Papageno, Pamina and Tamino are compelled to stay in Sarastro's temple and submit to a series of life-threatening trials. First of all they have to learn to be silent, which is especially difficult for Papageno. When an old woman passes, Papageno cannot restrain himself and asks her what her name is. She disappears in a clap of thunder. Papageno consoles himself with the food that is so miraculously served to them. Tamino keeps silent, playing on his flute. Pamina appears, in deep despair that Tamino is no longer talking to her. Her mother has already entreated her in vain to murder Sarastro. When she decides to end her life the three boys seize her dagger and lead her to Tamino. Protected by the flute, both of them pass the ordeals of fire and water, and have now successfully completed all the trials. Meanwhile Papageno, in his great loneliness, conjures up the old woman again and promises to marry her, »if there's nothing better to be had«. All of a sudden she is transformed into a beautiful young girl, but their time has not yet come and she is taken from him again. In his despair he decides to end his life, but the three boys remind him of the magic chimes. Their tinkling brings back Papagena, and the reunion sets them both dreaming of a happy future together. The other pair is happy, too: Tamino and Pamina are inducted into the Society of the Enlightened, which celebrates the ideals of Nature, Wisdom and Reason. Only for the Queen of the Night does the story take a turn for the worse: when she attempts to enter the temple along with her entourage she is devoured by the spirits of darkness.

The Magic Flute
Conductor Donald Runnicles Stage Director Gerlinde Pelkowski Starring Ante Jerkunica, Yosep Kang, John Chest, Jörg Schörner, Hila Fahima, Elena Tsallagova, Siobhan Stagg, Christina Sidak, Ronnita Miller, Alexandra Hutton, Simon Pauly, Clemens Bieber, Andrew Harris; Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
23. August, 2014

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Oresteia - Open Air

The ORESTEIA in the open air: During the remodelling of the main stage the Deutsche Oper Berlin will be mounting a major...

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Oresteia - Open Air

deck of the car park © Bernd Uhlig

deck of the car park © Bernd Uhlig

The ORESTEIA in the open air: During the remodelling of the main stage the Deutsche Oper Berlin will be mounting a major 20th-century work of musical theatre in the rather unusual setting of the upper deck of its multi-storey car park. Iannis Xenakis’ composition for Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy is conceived as an out-doors spectacle, and the world premiere took place on the baseball field of an American town – a powerful work with a singular musical language that is radically different from other scores of the period. Few works of contemporary musical theatre place such emphasis on percussion and rhythm. In presenting the ancient tale of the Atreidae, Xenakis borrows from Ancient Greek theatre, using a narrator, extended chorus sections and two monologues. These elements highlight a number of aspects of Aeschylus’ trilogy and pose the core questions relating to guilt, ritual and religion, to personal responsibility – in short, to the most agreeable system of social organisation.

The elevated car park of the Deutsche Oper Berlin – a landscape of different architectural forms and materials featuring windows, balconies and gantries that lend themselves to performance – is at once a functional urban space and an artificial setting whose very nature and appearance raise issues of the process of social civilisation, of protection and shelter, of uncertainty and disconcertedness. The staging of this extraordinary work of opera lies in the hands of director David Hermann and set designer Christof Hetzer, both of whom attracted attention in 2012 with their production of Helmut Lachenmann’s THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Iannis Xenakis: Oresteia
Conductor Moritz Gnann Stage Director David Hermann Starring Michael Hofmeister, Seth Carico, Andrew Harris et al. Psalterion Georg Glasl Solo-Percussion Björn Matthiessen Chorus, Children's Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
9., 12., 13., 15., 16. September, 2014

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Sat, 30. Aug

BBC Proms 2014: Salome

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    Matthew Herbert and Band / read more
    18., 19., 20., 21., 22., 23., 24., 25. Sep. 2014
    Tryout / A cooperation with HfM „Hanns Eisler“
    MusicTheatre for kids and teens /
    Autumn 2014
    In Transit / Premiere
    An experimental work by Eva-Maria Abelein, Mischa Tangian / read more
    6., 8., 9., 17., 18., 19. Nov. 2014
    Gold / Premiere
    Leonard Evers (*1985) / read more
    5., 7., 9., 10., 11., 12., 21., 22. Dec. 2014; 9., 10., 11. Feb.; 6., 7., 8. Mar. 2015
    Give-A-Way / Premiere
    A Sound experiment / read more
    24., 27., 28., 29. Jan. 2015
    Kannst du pfeifen, Johanna
    Gordon Kampe (*1976) / read more
    20., 21., 22., 24., 25., 26. Feb. 2015
    New Scenes II
    International composition competition / read more
    10., 11., 14., 15. Apr. 2015
    Augenblick mal! / Festival
    A Theatre Festival for Young Audience /
    21. – 26. Apr. 2015
    Hoffmann
    Phantasmagoria loosely based on Jacques Offenbach / read more
    6., 7., 8. May 2015
    Comfort Ye / Guest performance
    An Umcolo opera project / read more
    30., 31. May 2015
    Sounds for a while / Premiere
    An installation of musical theatre by Anselm Dalferth / read more
    25., 27., 28., 29., 30. Jun. 2015; 2. Jul. 2015


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