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Editorial

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Editorial

  • Jugendclub on stage © Stephan Bögel

    Jugendclub on stage © Stephan Bögel

    Young Opera is supported by the
    Karl Schlecht Stiftung und
    Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH

    Patrons
    Tim Renner [State Secretary for Cultural Affairs]
    Donald Runnicles [Musical Director, Deutsche Oper Berlin]

  • Sometimes life is stranger than fiction. We know where we want to go and still choose a roundabout route to get there. Yet the road less travelled is often more exciting and every adventure is a door to new worlds! But we don’t always know the way, and that’s when we need companions to give us direction. But where do we want to end up anyway? How do we know when we’re there? And what happens after that?

    In the 2015/2016 season the Young Opera section of the Deutsche Oper Berlin will be telling stories about being on the move. The musical theatre production THE WANDERINGS OF ODYSSEUS presents us with a life journey with all its highs and lows. In our ODYSSEY INTO THEATRE audio walk we send school classes out on expeditions in the city. In the WHERE ARE YOU GOING? music lab held during the winter holidays 50 children go out collecting sounds associated with travel. And in the major NEULAND youth project refugees meet Berlin teenagers and work on building a common utopia.

    We leave the opera house and head out into the city, into schools, kindergartens, prisons and youth centres. There are projects and other initiatives to suit everyone; on offer are workshops, courses of further training for teachers, play clubs and two mobile musical-theatre productions involving children’s day-care centres.

    We look forward to a fascinating journey with you all during the 2015/2016 season and can’t wait to see where this adventure will take us.

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Musical Theatre / Concerts for Children

  • For Children


    A Piece of Heaven / Premiere
    Musical theatre by Hanna Eimermacher / read more
    19., 20., 22., 23., 24., 26., 27. Mar. 2016 (2 – 4 years)
    Kuckuck im Koffer
    Musical theatre by Matthias Kaul / read more
    7., 8., 9., 10., 11., 14., 15., 16., 17., 18. Sep.; 23., 24. [2×], 25., 26. [2×], 27. Nov. 2015; 18., 19., 20., 21., 22. Jan.; 22. [2×], 23., 24. [2×], 25., 26. Feb.; 18., 19., 20., 21. [2×], 22., 25., 26. Apr. 2016 (3 – 6 years)
    Gold
    Musical theatre by Leonard Evers / read more
    6., 10., 11., 12., 13., 16., 17., 18. Nov. 2015 (ab 4 and over)
    Can you whistle, Johanna
    Musical theatre by Gordon Kampe / read more
    13., 14., 15., 20., 21. Feb. 2016 (ab 6 and over)
    The Wanderings of Odysseus / Premiere
    Musical theatre by Ole Hübner / read more
    2., 3., 5., 6., 7., 8., 9., 11., 12., 13., 14. Oct.;
    2., 3., 4., 6. Dec. 2015 (aged 10 and over)
    Baby concert
    Chamber Music for tots / read more
    20., 21. Oct. 2015; 18., 19. Feb. 2016 /. 10.30h, 15h, 17h (0 – 2 years)
    Concert for Kids
    To eavesdrop and participate / read more
    9., 10. June 2016 / 10.30h, 15h, 17h (3 – 4 years)
    Singing at Advent
    Advent stories and Yuletide evergreens / read more
    5., 19. Dec. 2015 (aged 4 and over)
    Ritter Rost und der Schrottkönig
    The BigBand in concert / read more
    15. Nov. 2015, (ab 6 and over)
    Always on the go
    Radio show featuring Berlin children and teenagers / read more
    7. Feb. 2016 (aged 8 and over)
    Big Surprise
    The Children’s Chorus in concert / read more
    9. June 2016 (aged 8 and over)

  • For Teenagers


    Neuland / Premiere
    Musiktheaterprojekt mit jugendlichen Flüchtlingen und Berlinern / read more
    16. (Premiere), 17., 19. April 2016 (aged 14 and over)
    Chemo Brother
    A production by glanz & krawall / read more
    30. (premiere) April; 2., 3. (2×) May 2016 (aged 14 and over)
    Private View
    Musical theatre by Annelies Van Parys / read more
    29. (Premiere), 30., 31. October 2015 (aged 16 and over)
    Sensor / First performance
    Musical theatre by Konrad Boehmer / read more
    23. (Premiere), 26., 27., 28., 29. January 2016 (aged 16 and over)
    Midnight / Premiere
    Musical theatre by Deville Cohen / read more
    16. (Premiere), 18., 19., 23., 24. June 2016 (aged 16 and over)
    Concert by Landesjugendensemble Neue Musik
    Chamber music at theTischlerei / read more
    14. November 2015 (aged 12 and over)
    Youth Club „on stage“
    A club for fans of musical theatre / read more
    2., 3. July 2016 (aged 12 and over)
    1st Tischlerei concert: „Paris!“
    A French evening / read more
    21. September 2015 (aged 12 and over)
    2nd Tischlerei concert: „Spotlights“
    Musicians play their favourite pieces / read more
    9. November 2015 (aged 12 and over)
    3rd Tischlerei concert: Eulenspiegeleien
    An evening of Strauss / read more
    12. January 2016 (aged 12 and over)
    4th Tischlerei concert: The philosopher’s stone
    On death and immortality / read more
    7. March 2016 (aged 12 and over)
    5th Tischlerei concert: Academy Concert
    Orchestra Academy graduates request the pleasure / read more
    9. May 2016 (aged 12 and over)
    6th Tischlerei concert: Bona nox
    A different way to hear Mozart / read more
    6. June 2016 (aged 12 and over) /
    Opera Lounge
    Musical theatre for late-night culture enthusiasts / read more
    3. Nov. 2015; 15. Jan. 2016 (aged 18 and over)

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Family-Workshops

  • Das schlaue Füchslein © Bettina Stöß

    Das schlaue Füchslein © Bettina Stöß

    This project gives children the opportunity to prepare for their visit to the opera by experiencing a work of musical theatre in the company of a parent or grandparent. In a series of exercises and acted-out scenes the participants will familiarize themselves with the storyline of the piece and can enjoy getting to grips with the music.


  • Family-Workshop: The Wanderings of Odysseus
    Musical theatre by Ole Hübner / read more
    27. Sep. 2015, 15.00h (recommended aged 9 and over)
    Family-Workshop: The Marriage of Figaro
    Commedia per musica by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / read more
    25. Okt. 2015, 15.00h (recommended aged 11 and over)
    Family-Workshop: The Cunning Little Vixen
    Opera by Leos Janacek / read more
    13. Dec. 2015, 11.00h (recommended aged 8 and over)
    Family-Workshop: The Cunning Little Vixen
    Opera by Leos Janacek / read more
    20. Dec. 2015, 15.00h (recommended aged 8 and over)
    Family-Workshop: Peter Grimes
    Opera by Benjamin Britten / read more
    31. Jan. 2016, 15.00h (recommended aged 12 and over)
    Family-Workshop: Kannst du pfeifen, Johanna
    Musical theatre by Gordon Kampe / read more
    14. Feb. 2016, 11.00h (recommended aged 6 and over)
    Family-Workshop: A Piece of Heaven
    Musical theatre by Hanna Eimermacher / read more
    13. Mar. 2016, 15.30h (recommended aged 2 and over)
    Family-Workshop: The Magic Flute
    Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / read more
    8. May 2016, 11.00h (recommended aged 8 and over)
    Family-Workshop: Carmen
    Opera by Georges Bizet / read more
    26. June 2016, 11.00h (recommended aged 11 and over)

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Family Days

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Family Days

  • Der Barbier von Sevilla © Marcus Lieberenz

    Der Barbier von Sevilla © Marcus Lieberenz

    We offer families the possibility of attending performances during the 2014/2015 Season at especially favorable rates: all Family Day tickets for Under 18s cost € 10,– [in advance and on the door].


  • The Marriage of Figaro
    recommended aged 15 and over / 30. Oct. 2015 / 19.00h/ read more
    La Bohème
    recommended aged 14 and over / 13. Dec. 2015 / 15.00h / read more
    The Cunning Little Vixen
    recommended aged 10 and over / 17. Dec. 2015 / 19.30h / read more
    The Cunning Little Vixen
    recommended aged 10 and over / 19. Dec. 2015 / 19.30h / read more
    The Cunning Little Vixen
    recommended aged 10 and over / 23. Dec. 2015 / 19.30h / read more
    The Cunning Little Vixen
    recommended aged 10 and over / 27. Dec. 2015 / 14.00h / read more
    The Cunning Little Vixen
    recommended aged 10 and over / 27. Dec. 2015 / 18.00h / read more
    The Magic Flute
    recommended aged 10 and over / 29. Dec. 2015 / 19.30h / read more
    The Barber of Seville
    recommended aged 12 and over / 3. Jan. 2016 / 18.00h / read more
    Peter Grimes
    recommended aged 15 and over / 7. Feb. 2016 / 18.00h / read more
    The Barber of Seville
    recommended aged 12 and over / 13. Feb. 2016 / 19.30h / read more
    Rienzi, The Last of the Tribunes
    recommended aged 17 and over / 26. Feb. 2016 / 19.30h / read more
    The Elixir of Love
    recommended aged 13 and over / 6. Mar. 2016 / 18.00h / read more
    Manon Lescaut
    recommended aged 15 and over / 13. Mar. 2016 / 18.00h / read more
    The Magic Flute
    recommended aged 10 and over / 15. May 2016 / 18.00h / read more
    Carmen
    recommended aged 13 and over / 2. July 2016 / 19.30h / read more

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Family Tours

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Family Tours

  • Our tours through the auditorium, props store and across the stages afford a fascinating insight into the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the everyday goings-on behind the scenes. What thinking went into the architectural complex concealed behind the long, exposed-aggregate concrete façade on Bismarckstraße? What goes into designing a stage set? What happens at rehearsals? How and where are the precious costumes administered? Visitors will also learn some lesser-known details of the eventful history of the opera house, which, with its new, modern productions and its repertoire of early treasures, provides a cross-section of more than 40 years of productions and performances.


  • Family tours
    from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. / read more
    12., 26. Sep.; 10. Oct.; 21. Nov.; 12., 19. Dec. 2015;
    23. Jan.; 13., 27. Feb.; 12. Mar.; 23. Apr.; 14. May; 4., 25. Jun. 2016

    If you are planning a special occasion for the family, e.g. a birthday party for a child, and would like to book a tour tailored precisely to your areas of interest, please contact: jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de


Get involved! Workshops & Clubs

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Winter-holidays project: “Wohin gehst Du...

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Winter-holidays project: “Wohin gehst Du?”

  • Foto © 2015, Thomas Aurin

    Foto © 2015, Thomas Aurin

  • Registration and info


    from 15th December 2015


    Period
    1st to 7th February 2016 (winter holidays)


    Presentation
    Always on the go
    Radio show / [ [read more]
    Sunday 7th February 2016, 4pm

    Radio show on “Kakadu”, Deutschlandradio Kultur [89.6 UKW]

    Always on the go
    would be announced


    Everyone is always on the road, going to and from school, commuting to work and back, sometimes travelling thousands of miles. And as soon as you’ve got where you’re going, you have to head off again immediately – into thoughts and dreams. Where are you going?

    In a range of audio workshops 50 participants will be addressing this issue – as raised by the 2nd winter-holiday music lab – and coming up with their own responses. At the end of the project the results will be presented in the Tischlerei.

    In cooperation with the Charlottenburg Haus der Jugend, Der rote Faden – Gesellschaft für familiäre Hilfen and Kakadu – the children’s programme of Deutschlandradio Kultur.

    Registration from December 2015.
    Contact: jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de

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  • Rolando Villazón bei der Mäuse-Versammlung © Stephan Bögel

    Rolando Villazón bei der Mäuse-Versammlung © Stephan Bögel

  • Children's opera for 6-10 year-olds.
    The Opernmäuse ('opera mice') are back and they're taking over the opera house! Looking, listening, learning..., they're peeking behind the scenes, taking tours and workshops, being asked for their impressions at rehearsals of our children's productions and generally peering and probing into every nook and cranny of the Opera. All we can say is: Go for it!

    Opernmäuse membership covers a whole season. Mäuse meetings are held around once a month, on different weekdays, from September 2014 onwards.

    Teilnahmegebühr one-off fee of € 20,- [Places are limited.]
    Registrations from 15th June 2014 via
    Ticket Service of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Tel.: +49 [30] 343 84 343

    Last year's mice are this year's old hands; they can take part in a variety of events - sitting in, for example, on rehearsals of children's productions. Registrations are through the Young Opera office.

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Children’s Club

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Children’s Club

Foto © Dorothea Tuch

Foto © Dorothea Tuch

Recommended for children and teenagers aged 8 to 12.

From January 2016 we want to hold a weekly session of improvisation, singing and acting, all under professional guidance, and give a public performance at the end. You will get a hands-on taste of musical theatre. No previous experience required. The exact rehearsal dates will be published from Summer 2015 onwards.

Fee: € 20 [per season]
Participants must attend all sessions.

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Youth Club

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Youth Club

  • Song in a bottle (Präsentation 2014) © 2014, Marcus Lieberenz

    Song in a bottle (Präsentation 2014) © 2014, Marcus Lieberenz

  • A club for fans of musical theatre

    This season the Youth Club is organizing its active group, a musical theatre lab for rehearsing, testing ideas out and researching. Young people get an insight into how a musical theatre project evolves and at the end present their finished product on the big stage. This is the club for all those who have an urge to act!

    Registration fee: € 20,– .

    Workshops 17th to 23rd October 2015; 19th to 24th March 2016
    Final Rehearsals & Presentations 24th June to 3rd July 2016
    Coaches Leonie Arnhold, Christian Lindhorst
    Contact jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de

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Opera guides

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Opera guides

For youngsters aged 13 and over

People who have caught the opera bug tend to pass the bug on to others. In the course of regular meetings, rehearsals and attendances at opera performances you will become Deutsche Oper Berlin insiders. You will meet artists, be given exclusive glimpses into the world of opera and join our group of junior experts. You will place information materials at selected locations on your school premises and be available as a contact person for questions. In return you will receive discounted tickets and a heap of insider knowledge. Everyone aged 13 and over can get involved. So get registering!

From October 2015

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Work experience at the Opera

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Work experience at the Opera

  • For teenagers aged 14 and over
    Doing work experience at the Opera is exciting! At the Deutsche Oper Berlin we offer placements and many opportunities to sit on on one activity or another. At the Young Opera teenagers from Class 9 upwards can also get their first taste of an occupation as part of a school placement. For pupils interested in manual or technical fields there are placements available in the workshops and ateliers of the Stage Department of the Oper in Berlin Foundation. As a general rule, any musical-theatre institution will be made up of many departments covering a wide range of activities.

  • So before you apply for a placement at an opera house, you should have an idea of what department you want to be part of. On the website of the Deutscher Bühnenverein there is a detailed description of occupations connected with the theatre. With long placements in particular you should also bear in mind that people on work experience in theatres do not get paid. An overview of the various fields in which placements are available at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Berlin Stage Department, the requirements for acceptance and the names and details of contact persons are all available for download here. Download-PDF in German language.

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Casting for „Neuland“

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Casting for „Neuland“

For young adults aged between 15 and 20

Develop a play with other kids your own age, rehearse and discuss it with like-minded people, take your lead from theatre professionals and perform the finished product on stage with artists of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. We are looking for young people aged between 15 and 20 who are interested in being part of NEULAND. Rehearsals will be held between January and April 2016 on isolated weekends and evenings during the winter and Easter holidays. Performances will be on 16th, 17th and 19th April 2016 in the Tischlerei.

Please register on or before 31st October 2015, giving your name, age, address, telephone number and previous experience: schmidt@deutscheoperberlin.de

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Families supporting opera

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Families supporting opera

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Singing in the Chorus

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Singing in the Chorus

  • Carmen © 2014, Bettina Stöß

    Carmen © 2014, Bettina Stöß

    The Children's Chorus as member in operas


    Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) / read more
    16., 22., 24. April; 2., 7. July 2016
    The Cunning Little Vixen
    Leos Janacek (1854 – 1928) / read more
    17., 19., 23., 27. [2×] December 2015
    Pagliacci
    Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857 – 1919) / read more
    13., 18. September 2015; 23., 26. March 2016
    La Bohème
    Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) / weiterlesen
    4., 9., 11., 13. [2×]., 28., 31. [2×] December 2015
    Tosca
    Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) / read more
    21. Nov.; 20. Dec. 2015; 6., 10. Jan.; 28. Mar.; 14. May; 9., 15. June 2016
    Turandot
    Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) / read more
    12., 20., 25., 27. September; 24., 27. November 2015
    Der Rosenkavalier
    Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949) / read more
    10., 14., 17. April 2016

  • The Deutsche Oper Berlin offers budding singers a wealth of opportunities to take part in operas and concerts. Chorus master Christian Lindhorst is your contact person for queries and registration.
    Contact Christian Lindhorst, Chorus Director
    lindhorst@deutscheoperberlin.de
    Telephone +49 [30]-343 84 479

    Mini Chorus – for children aged 6 to 10
    This is the place for singing fans to have fun learning how to use their voice. They will learn simple pieces of song for short performances, e.g. as part of the annual Christmas carol singing, and be sensitively introduced to opera literature designed for children’s choruses.

    Children’s Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin – for children aged 8 to 13
    Children’s Chorus members meet at least twice a week. Since its creation in 2008 the Chorus has taken the children’s chorus role in almost all our opera productions and also appears on stage in concerts both ‘home’ and ‘away’ and in contemporary works of musical theatre held in the Tischlerei. Would you like to take your place on the main stage, performing alongside the great stars of opera and sing at the Paris Christmas market in LA BOHEME or dance in Seville’s marketplace in CARMEN? Do you have a good voice and the pluck to perform on stage? Then sign up for a casting session.

    Voice coaches: Rosemarie Arzt, Saskia Klumpp, Natali Buck, Andrea Schwarzbach, Christian Lindhorst
    Carers / supervisors: Juliane Menzel, Tanja Wagner, Helga Müller-Hau

    The Children’s Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin is supported by the Deutsche Oper Berlin Children’s Chorus support association Dobolino e. V., the Berliner Volksbank and the Berliner Morgenpost.

    The Voice Changers – For boys aged 12 to 15
    If boys’ voices are breaking, they are ripe for the “Voice Changers”. Under the guidance of Rosemarie Arzt a voice in the process of breaking is seen as a period of discovery for the voice rather than an impediment to singing. These discoveries are worked into brand-new pieces which are performed by the group in public at regular intervals, accompanied by small, choreographed elements.

    Youth Chorus – for teenagers aged 13 to 18
    If you’re too old for the Children’s Chorus but not quite an adult, then you need an alternative to Mum’s church choir or Dad’s male voice chorus. If you would like to get involved in the Youth Chorus, you should bring with you some experience of choir singing and be available for Thursday rehearsals starting at 18.00.


Opera & School

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Initiatives for school classes

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Initiatives for school classes

  • Führung © Bettina Stöß

    Führung © Bettina Stöß

    Opera workshop
    We offer workshops on practically every production, bookable in conjunction with an attendance at an opera. In the run-up to the performance school groups not only learn the storyline of the relevant work but also get to grips in a fun way with the language of theatre, the production and the music. Workshops are held in the opera house or at your school. Duration: approx. 2 school hours.

    Pre- or post-performance talks
    For pupils who want to ask questions relating to the production and are keen to meet the artists. In a pre- or post-performance talk pupils think about the rehearsal or fully-fledged performance that they have just seen or are about to see. They hone their ability to take in what they are seeing and learn how to discuss aesthetic assessments. Talks are held in the opera house or at your school. Duration: 1-2 school hours.

    Tour through the opera house
    What does a stage manager do? What does a stage set look like from the rear? Why does an orchestra play in a pit? Pupils will be able to answer these questions themselves after a tour backstage at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
    Size of group: 10 - 30 persons aged 4 and over.
    Tours excluding attendance at a performance: € 3 per person.
    Duration: 30 – 90 mins [depending on theme of tour and ages of participants]

    Sitting in on a rehearsal
    Even the professionals don’t always get it right first time. Every premiere is the result of many weeks of disciplined rehearsals and false starts. School classes get a sneak peek at a conductor or director at work during this exciting phase of a production. Duration: 10 – 60 mins [depending on theme and structure of rehearsal and age of participants].

    Classes as sponsors
    A class that sponsors a particular work has a chance to be in on the development of a production and to be the first group of people to see a piece performed and voice their own ideas about it. By attending a rehearsal, talking with people involved in the production, taking part in a workshop and studying certain aspects of the work in class, pupils become junior experts in the relevant piece. A minimum of four interactions, held at the opera house or in your school.

    Classes as sponsors -Projects


    Hübner The Wanderings of Odysseus / Tischlerei / read more
    September / October 2015, grades 5 – 7
    Strauss Salome / read more
    December 2015 / January 2016, grades 10 – 12
    Haas Morning and Evening / read more
    March 2016, grades 10 – 12
    Mozart The Abduction from the Seraglio / read more
    May 2016, grades 11 – 12

  • We want to ease you into the world of opera and ensure that every attendance at an opera performance makes a positive and lasting impression on your pupils. Our programmes are designed to provide you with advice and tips on teaching music and drama to children, introduce you to the opera house as an external place of learning and, by encouraging active involvement with musical theatre, help your children become inquisitive audience members. We look forward to working with you!
    Contact: jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de
    Telephone +49 [30]-343 84 474

    Opera performances on stage

    from class 5


    Mozart The Magic Flute / read more

    Janacek The Cunning Little Vixen / read more


    from class 7
    Rossini The Barber of Seville / read more

    Donizetti The Elixir of Love / read more


    from class 8
    Bizet Carmen / read more


    from class 9
    Verdi Nabucco / read more

    Puccini Tosca / read more

    Puccini La Bohème / read more

    Verdi La Traviata / read more


    from class 10
    Mascagni / Leoncavallo Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci / read more

    Berlioz Roméo and Juliette / read more

    Mozart The Marriage of Figaro / read more

    Verdi Aida / read more

    Britten Peter Grimes / read more

    Puccini Turandot / read more

    Puccini Manon Lescaut / read more

    Verdi Rigoletto / read more

    Verdi The Troubadour / read more


    from class 11
    Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor / read more

    Mozart Don Giovanni / read more

    Strauss Salome / read more

    Janacek The Makropulos Affair / read more

    Strauss The Love of Danae / read more

    Strauss Elektra / read more

    Strauss The Knight of the Rose / read more

    Haas Morning and Evening / read more

    Debussy Pelléas and Mélisande / read more

    MeyerbeerVasco da Gama / read more

    Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi (concert version) / read more

    Strauss The Egyptian Helen / read more

    Mozart The Abduction from the Seraglio / read more


    from class 12
    Wagner Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg / read more

    Donizetti La Favorite (concert version) / read more

    Bellini Norma (concert version) / read more

    Wagner Rienzi, The Last of the Tribunes / read more

    Wagner Tristan and Isolde / read more

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Workshops with school classes: Editorial

  • Workshop „Gilgamesh“ © Thomas Aurin

    Workshop „Gilgamesh“ © Thomas Aurin

  • Opera and schools


    Both locations are places of learning, doing and experimenting for pupils and teachers alike. We interact with the two groups and engage in joint projects and events that benefit both institutions.


    Our Workshops 2014/2015


    Zauberfisch und Wunschmaschine [Klassenstufe: 1 – 4
    Project to accompany “Gold”
    Tanz mit dem Teufel [Klassen 11 – 13]
    Workshop project to accompany „Faust“


    Get in touch! Let's do more things together!

    Contact
    Katharina Loock (née Mohr)
    [Künstlerische Leitung Kinder und Jugend]
    Telefon: +49 [30] 343 83 534
    loock@deutscheoperberlin.de

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TUSCH – Theatre and School Berlin

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TUSCH – Theatre and School Berlin

TUSCH is a network made up of approx. 150 Berlin schools and 35 Berlin stages, all dedicated to promoting drama and opera among young people. This season marks the start of a new three-year partnership with the Peter Ustinov School in Charlottenburg. Together with these institutions we are developing a core project relating to a particular theme running through our programme. The project will culminate in events staged in the Tischlerei and during the TUSCH festival. We look forward to working with you!

Presentation End of March [Podewil]
3rd, 4th April 2014 [Tischlerei]

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Special offer for Teachers

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Special offer for Teachers

  • Accompanying material and advice on productions
    Our team of educators help interested teachers choose a suitable piece for their pupils to perform. We provide auxiliary material on selected productions and can email this information in the form of one or more files. Please contact us via jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de


    Materials (in German langugage)


    Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen
    Oper von Sergej Prokofjew Download (17MB)
    Die Zauberflöte
    Oper von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Download (3,1 MB)
    Der Ring: Next Generation
    Cross-Culture-Jugendprojekt Download (5 MB)
    Rigoletto
    Oper von Giuseppe Verdi Download (4MB)
    Kannst du pfeifen, Johanna
    Kindermusiktheater von Gordon Kampe Download (6 MB)
    Gilgamesh Must Die!
    Konzerttheater von und mit The bianca Story Download (3 MB)
    Gold
    Musiktheater von Leonard Evers Download (1 MB)

  • Info letter and information days
    Our info letter, appearing every four to eight weeks, notifies teachers of current offerings relating to the performance programme, training courses and projects of potential interest to pupils. All signed-up teachers can attend an information event on our premieres. To register for the info letter, please use the order form.


    Further-training seminars
    With our partner organisation, the Arbeitskreis für Schulmusik[AfS], we offer events, aimed at educators, which promote exposure to the interplay of music and staged performance and convey methods of teaching musical theatre. Themes taken from current productions and relevant to a particular age group will be explored and tested out as subjects for study. Teachers and students attending these further-training seminars will also be able to discuss their impressions with others and [where possible] talk with key professionals and gain insights into their work practices.
    Cost: €30 [teachers] / €15 [students]
    We offer further-training seminars relating to:
    The Magic Flute 18th / 19th October 2013
    Gilgamesh Must Die! 18th January / 22nd February 2014
    Registrations: www.afs-musik-berlin.de or
    Tel.: +49 [30] 20 66 22 93

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Ticket Sales and Contact

  • Contact & Services

    Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Bismarckstr. 35, 10627 Berlin

    Advanced Ticket Sales [Götz-Friedrich-Platz]
    Monday – Saturday [incl. public holidays]: 11 am until 1,5 hours before the beginning of the performance. Open until 7 pm on days without performances. Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm

    Box Office [Bismarckstraße 35]
    Ticket sales for the evening of the performance begin one hour prior to curtain up.

    Ordering tickets
    By telephone: +49 [ 30 ] 343 84 343 [Mon. to Fri. 8 am to 6 pm, Sat., Sun. 11 am to 4 pm] In writing: Karten-Service der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Postfach 10 02 80, 10562 Berlin [Germany]
    Fax: +49 [ 30 ] 343 84 246
    E-Mail: info@deutscheoperberlin.de

    Arrival / Garage
    The Deutsche Oper Berlin is most easily reached by taking the underground line U2, which will bring you directly to the stop „Deutsche Oper“ from the direction of Ruhleben or Pankow. The stop „Bismarckstraße“ of line U7 is also very close by (there are lifts to the street level at this stop) as are the stops of the bus routes 101 and 109.

    If you prefer arriving by car, the Parkhaus Deutsche Oper is at your disposal starting two hours before the beginning of the performance until 2 o’clock at a charge of € 3,–.

    Restaurant Deutsche Oper
    You may of course reserve places, whether for a visit to the Restaurant Deutsche Oper or for drinks and snacks during the interval of a performance.
    Telephone: +49 (30) 343 84 670 / E-Mail: eat@rdo-berlin.de

    Junge Deutsche Oper (Young Opera)
    Watch & Listen / Workshops

    Katharina Loock (née Mohr)
    Richard-Wagner-Straße 10, 10585 Berlin
    Telefon: +49 [30] 343 84 534 / Fax: +49 [30] 343 84 686
    loock@deutscheoperberlin.de

    Opera & School
    Leonie Arnhold
    Richard-Wagner-Straße 10, 10585 Berlin
    Telefon: +49 [30] 343 84 474 / Fax: +49 [30] 343 84 686
    jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de

  • Prices

    Children's performances in the Tischlerei, in the Foyer or on stage concs.: € 8,–* / € 16,–

    Opera workshop, tours, baby concerts, cushion concerts € 5,–

    *) All those eligible to pay reduced prices (concessions) can claim the discount rate as soon as tickets go on general sale. If purchasing online, please select the "ermäßigt" 'sale type' in the dropdown menu under the hall chart, after choosing your seat(s). Ticket purchasers eligible for discounts should bring documentary evidence of their concession status for presentation to staff authorised to verify eligibility.

    Family Day tickets [Termine / [read more] ] under 18s cost € 8,–

    Performances over the Berlin/Brandenburg school holidays
    Pupils (under 18) € 8,– at the Box Office (starting one hour prior to the beginning of the performance)

    Discounts
    Discount rate as soon as tickets go on general sale: Upon presentation of a pass for the severely disabled, German code B, severely disabled persons are entitled to a free ticket in all price categories for the person accompanying them.

    Starting one week prior to the beginning of the performance: Students, trainees, pensioners and retired persons and unemployed persons receive a 25%* discount on the box-office price, subject to availability. This discount* is also granted in general-admission and foyer events to all seats. A 50%* discount will be granted to schoolchildren [up to age 21] and to young people doing military or social service.

    At the Box Office (starting one hour prior to the beginning of the performance): Children and teenagers, school children [up to age 21], students, trainees, the unemployed and persons doing military service or social service may purchase last minute tickets at the flat price of € 13,50.* Recipients of social welfare or ALG II unemployment benefit may purchase last minute tickets at the flat price of € 3,– for a limited number of tickets.*

    Tickets for school classes
    Pupils € 8,–. Please be as kind as to contact the Kartenservice / Deutsche Oper Berlin, Postfach 10 02 80, 10562 Berlin
    Telephone: +49 [0]30-343 84 343
    Email: info@deutscheoperberlin.de

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Opernreporter © Junge Deutsche Oper

Opernreporter © Junge Deutsche Oper

For young reporters aged 12 and over

Do you write regularly for your school magazine and are you on the lookout for exciting material for your articles? We can offer you glimpses behind the scenes, talks with experts, press tickets for performances and the chance to sit in on rehearsals. You'll publish your findings in your school magazines and send us a copy. We'll select a number of articles and post them on our blog. Interested?

If so, contact our press office!

Kontakt Kirsten Hehmeyer [Press office manager]
Tel.: +49 [30] 343 84 207
hehmeyer@deutscheoperberlin.de


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Raus aus dem Elfenbeinturm – Katharina Mohr im Gespräch

Katharina Mohr © Thomas M. Jauk

Katharina Mohr © Thomas M. Jauk

„Nein, die Zeiten sind vorbei!“ Katharina Mohr lacht entspannt und rückt ihr bunt geblümtes Halstuch zurecht. Sängerin möchte sie nicht mehr sein, obwohl sie als Jugendliche mit der Idee geliebäugelt hatte. Immerhin hat sie eine klassische Gesangsausbildung. „Professionell auf der Bühne zu stehen, erfordert eine riesige Leistungsbereitschaft. Das wäre mir zu anstrengend und auch zu unsicher“, sagt sie. Weniger anstrengend ist allerdings auch ihr neuer Job als künstlerische Leiterin der Kinder- und Jugendarbeit an der Deutschen Oper Berlin nicht. Der bietet allerdings eine für die Hamburgerin perfekte Mischung aus Management, Pädagogik und Dramaturgie. Vorher war sie seit der Spielzeit 2008/2009 für Musikvermittlung und Konzertpädagogik am Theater Freiburg verantwortlich.

Es ist erst ihre erste Woche in der neuen Heimat, noch hat sie ständig den Stadtplan dabei, aber schon jetzt weiß Katharina Mohr mehr über Berlin als so mancher Berliner. „Charlottenburgs Ruf ist besser als die Realität“, verkündet sie selbstbewusst. Und bereits beim Vorstellungsgespräch schlug sie Intendant Dietmar Schwarz eine Zusammenarbeit mit dem gegenüber gelegenen Haus der Jugend vor. „Das kann ja nicht sein, dass diese Kinder die Oper Tag für Tag sehen und noch nie selbst drin waren.“ Flugs trifft sie sich mit den Verantwortlichen, und schon steht die Zusammenarbeit. „Ich möchte, dass das Opernhaus ein Haus für alle ist“, sagt Mohr. Kinder aus gebildeten Familien genauso wie Kinder aus schwierigen sozialen Verhältnissen sollen Teil der Projekte werden. „Man kann sich heutzutage als Haus nicht einfach auf seinen Hochkulturkosmos beschränken.“

Gegenseitige Befruchtung aus allen möglichen Bereichen sei das Ziel. Steckt denn auch ein gewisser Marketingaspekt dahinter? Schließlich sind die Kinder von heute die zahlenden Erwachsenen von morgen? Davon möchte sie aber nichts wissen: „Es ist mir egal, ob die Kinder von heute in die Oper gehen, wenn sie 40 sind. Das wäre natürlich schön – aber ich mache Jugendarbeit nicht für ein Publikum von morgen, sondern für ein Publikum von heute.“ Und dies mit großem Erfolg. Mohrs neue Projekte stoßen auf unglaubliche Resonanz.

Alle Plätze bei den „Opernmäusen“ – einem Club für fünf bis neunjährige Opernfans – sind bereits belegt. Die „Mäuse“ treffen sich einmal im Monat und lernen spielerisch das Universum Oper kennen. Die Idee ist aber keineswegs völlig uneigennützig: „Wir brauchen die Mäuse – sie sind unser kleiner Expertenclub“, so Mohr. Die Kinder dürfen bei den Proben zuschauen und danach ihre Meinung äußern. Oft finden die Mäuse Dinge, an die die Profis nie gedacht hätten.

Getreu dem Motto „Es ist nie zu früh für gute Musik“ veranstaltet die Oper nun auch Baby-Konzerte. 50 Babys und ihre Eltern machen es sich auf einer riesigen Kissen-Sitzwiese gemütlich und lauschen 45 Minuten lang Kammermusikern. „Babys werden mit einer gewissen Offenohrigkeit geboren“, so Mohr. „Sie haben noch kein Tonalitätsempfinden und nehmen Musik auf eine natürliche Weise wahr.“ Stehen Babys also auf John Cage? Katharina Mohr lacht. „Kleinkinder wären absolut offen für atonale Musik oder Musik fremder Kulturen. Die Eltern sind es, die uns einen Strich durch die Rechnung machen.“ Fühlen sich die Eltern unwohl, überträgt sich das aufs Kind.

Tonale Unstimmigkeiten hin oder her, man merkt Katharina Mohr an, wie sehr sie die Kinder- und Jugendarbeit erfüllt. Ein eigenes kleines Exemplar wird allerdings so bald nicht über die Berliner Opernbühne krabbeln – dafür bleibt der 30-Jährigen einfach keine Zeit. Außerdem freut sie sich erst einmal darauf, die Hauptstadt zu entdecken. Weltklasse-Orchester möchte sie hören und Off-Theater besuchen. „Und ganz abgefahrenes Zeug sehen.“ Oder Tanzen. „Wenn man spontan Swing tanzen möchte, hat man in Berlin die Riesenauswahl.“

Dieses Gespräch von Jaqueline Krause-Blouin mit Katharina Mohr ist in der Beilage der Deutschen Oper Berlin zur Berliner Morgenpost, Oktober 2012, erschienen.

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  • Jeanne d´Arc © Thomas Aurin

    Jeanne d´Arc © Thomas Aurin

  • Krrrrrrrrrrraft!“, ruft Christian Lindhorst und lässt das R rollen. „Wir singen dieses Wort als hätte es zehn R.“„Krrrrrrrraft!“, die selben Stimmen, die noch kurz zuvor ein himmlisches „Alleluja“ in die Lüfte geschickt haben, klingen plötzlich geradezu bedrohlich. Das stimmt Chorleiter Lindhorst offenbar zufrieden, er nickt den konzentrierten Kindern im Halbkreis auf Holzstühlen nicht ohne Stolz zu.

    Es läuft gut beim Probieren von Jeanne d’Arc auf einer Probebühne der Deutschen Oper. Walter Braunfels’ Arbeiten gelten schließlich nicht unbedingt als leicht verdauliche Kost und die Partitur ist nicht auf den ersten Blick kinderfreundlich, doch die sechs- bis 15-jährigen Mädchen und Jungen des Chores bewältigen auch schwierige Intervallsprünge mit einer Leichtigkeit, als sängen sie gerade „Bruder Jakob“. Lindhorst hat in seiner Karriere auch mit Erwachsenen gearbeitet und stellt entscheidende Unterschiede fest: „Kinder sind gegenüber neuer Musik viel offener als Erwachsene und haben auch bei ungewöhnlicher Tonsprache eine sehr unbedarfte Herangehensweise – während Erwachsene Musik aus dem 20. Jahrhundert gleich als schwierig abstempeln.“

    Seit diesem Sommer ist Christian Lindhorst der neue Leiter des Kinderchores und ist begeistert. Zusammen mit Katharina Mohr und Dorothea Hartmann bildet er einen wichtigen Teil im Kinder- und Jugendteam der Deutschen Oper. Manchmal verwechselt Lindhorst noch die Namen der rund 110 Mitglieder, doch die Kinder haben ihren neuen Chef wunderbar aufgenommen. „Ich war schon sehr nervös vor der ersten Probe“, gibt Lindhorst lachend zu. Inzwischen fühlt er sich zuhause in der Institution Deutsche Oper Berlin.

    Die Schlingensief-Inszenierung „Jeanne d’Arc – Szenen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Johanna“ stellt die jungen Sängerinnen und Sänger nicht nur musikalisch vor eine Herausforderung, auch auf szenische Schwierigkeiten werden sie treffen. Während ihres Auftritts im Stück wird ein Tänzer unmittelbar vor dem Chor tanzen. Doch handelt es sich bei diesem Darsteller nicht um einen gewöhnlichen Künstler; der Tänzer ist Spastiker. Keine leichten Bedingungen für die Kleinen, aber die ganze Bühnensituation wird den Kindern mit Hilfe der Spielleitung im Detail erklärt. „Die Kinder können bei uns nicht nur musikalisch sehr viel mitnehmen, sondern auch menschliche Werte wie Toleranz erfahren“, so Lindhorst.

    Halbjährlich werden Vorsingen abgehalten, bei denen die Castingshow-sozialisierten jungen Talente ein Lied ihrer Wahl vortragen dürfen. Dann wird mit den Bewerbern gearbeitet: Wie werden Regieanweisungen umgesetzt, ist musikalisches Talent vorhanden und ganz wichtig – wollen sie selbst? „Man merkt einem Kind sofort an, wenn die Initiative von den Eltern her kommt“, sagt Lindhorst. „Wenn das Kind nicht aus seinem eigenen Willen heraus zu uns kommen möchte, hat es einfach keinen Sinn. Das muss ich manchen Eltern dann auch klarmachen.“ Im Moment werden vor allem Sechs- bis Achtjährige gesucht, denn die Zeit im Kinderchor ist begrenzt – spätestens wenn bei den Jungen der Stimmbruch einsetzt, ist die Chorkarriere vorbei.

    Niklas Wagner ist schon 13 und singt noch wie ein Engel – vier Jahre ist er bereits im Chor und wenn er groß ist, möchte er Popstar werden. Aber nicht so einer wie Justin Bieber, den kann er nämlich nicht leiden. Beinahe wäre Niklas sogar in einer TV-Talent-Show gelandet: „Meine Mutter hat mich davon abgehalten, aber ich hoffe, ich kann trotzdem eine ganz große Karriere als Sänger starten“, gibt er selbstbewusst zu Protokoll. Sein Freund Esteban Diego Cramer singt zwar genauso gerne wie Niklas, möchte aber später lieber Pilot werden; er stammt aus Peru, ist elf Jahre alt und seit zwei Jahren glückliches Chormitglied.

    Immer wieder erwarten die Kinder auch spannende Highlights – bereits zwei Mal durften Niklas und Esteban für den Regierenden Bürgermeister singen. „Beim ersten Mal hat er uns aber gar nicht zugehört“, sagt Niklas und schüttelt den Kopf. „Aber es war trotzdem ein aufregendes Erlebnis“, findet Esteban. Nicht nur musikalisch lernen die Talente im wohl professionellsten Kinderchor Berlins eine Menge, auch Freundschaften bilden sich – auf Chor-Freizeiten oder an langen Probenwochenenden kann man sich prima anfreunden. Das Chorumfeld gibt den Kindern Selbstbewusstsein, stärkt den Teamgeist und das Singen fördert Durchlässigkeit, Körperbewusstsein und Präsenz, die ihnen auch in der Schule zugutekommen – etwa bei der Präsentation von Referaten.

    Ob hier im Kinderchor Grundsteine für große musikalische Karrieren gelegt werden, wird sich zeigen. Könnte sich Niklas einen Zuschauer seiner Wahl aussuchen, wäre das jedenfalls „ein Plattenboss“, der ihn dann entdeckt und ganz groß raus bringt. Aber verbissen sieht der junge Sänger die Sache nicht: „Falls das nicht klappt, bin ich auch noch sehr Erdkundeinteressiert“, sagt er lächelnd, packt seine Noten zusammen und macht sich auf – zur nächsten Probe.

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