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2013/2014: The Season Brochure

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2013/2014: The Season Brochure

  • All about the performances for children and teenagers, workshops, lectures, tours, art/research projects for school classes, offers for teachers, tickets and service et al. ...

    or available for download as [pdf-document / in German].

    or as a hard copy from the opera house
    Please be as kind as to send an E-mail to info@deutscheoperberlin.de

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2013/2014: Musical Theatre / Concerts fo...

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2013/2014: Musical Theatre / Concerts for Children

  • For Children


    Kannst du pfeifen, Johanna / A commissioned work
    Musical theatre by Gordon Kampe, based on Ulf Stark / read more
    Premiere: 30. Nov.; 1., 2., 9., 10., 11. Dec. 2013 (aged 6 and older)
    The Nutcracker
    Kids ballet / based on Peter I. Tschaikowskij / read more
    7., 8., 14. Dec. 2013 (aged 5 and over)
    The Tale of the Magic Flute
    based on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / read more
    21., 22. Mar. 2014 (aged 5 and over)
    Baby concerts
    Concerts for tots / read more
    26. Sep.; 5. Dec. 2013; 13. Feb. 2014 (aged 0 – 2)
    Orchestertag
    Ensembles and Musicans of our orchestra / read more
    1. Sep. 2013 (aged 3 and over)
    Singing at Advent
    Advent stories and Yuletide evergreens / read more
    7., 14. Dec. 2013 (aged 4 and over)
    Ritter Rost und der Schrottkönig
    Bigband-Concert for Children / read more
    16. Mar. 2014 (aged 6 and over)
    Bash, bang, boom – What's going on in the music lab?
    A concert with the Children’s Chorus / read more
    29., 30. Mar. 2014 (aged 8 and over)

  • For Teenagers


    Gilgamesh Must Die! / A commissioned work
    Concert-and-drama work featuring the band “The bianca Story” / read more
    Premiere: 17. Mar.; 20., 21., 22., 25. Mar. 2014 (aged 14 and over)
    Celestial Mechanics / A commissioned work
    A 'walk-in' opera in the foyers / read more
    Premiere: 22. Aug.; 23., 24., 25., 26. Aug. 2013 (aged 16 and over)
    Hoffmann / A commissioned work
    Phantasmagoria loosely based on Offenbach / read more
    Premiere: 18. Sep.; 19., 20., 23. Sep.; 16., 17. Apr. 2014 (aged 16 and over)
    Concert of Landesjugendensemble Neue Musik
    Chamber music in the Tischlerei / read more
    28. Sep. 2013 (aged 14 and over)
    Get angry! – 1st concert in the Tischlerei
    Can music be political? / read more
    30. Sep. 2013 (aged 16 and over)
    To hell with humans! – 4th concert in the Tischlerei
    An evening of Faust / read more
    17. Feb. 2014 (aged 12 and over)
    Opera Lounge
    Musical theatre for late-night culture enthusiasts / read more
    16. Oct. 2013; 12. Feb. 2014 (aged 18 and over)

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Family Days

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Family Days

  • Hänsel und Gretel © Bettina Stöß

    Hänsel und Gretel © Bettina Stöß

  • We offer families the possibility of attending performances during the 2013/2014 Season at especially favourable rates: all Family Day tickets for Under 18s cost € 8,– [in advance and on the door].



    The Magic Flute
    recommended aged 10 and over / 9. Oct. 2013 / 19:30h / weiterlesen
    The Barber of Seville
    recommended aged 12 and over / 17. Oct. 2013 / 19:30h / weiterlesen
    Falstaff
    recommended aged 16 and over / 5. Dec. 2013 / 19:30h / weiterlesen
    La Bohème
    recommended aged 14 and over / 15. Dec. 2013 / 15:00h / weiterlesen
    Hansel and Gretel
    recommended aged 10 and over / 23. Dec. 2013 / 14:00h / weiterlesen
    Hansel and Gretel
    recommended aged 10 and over / 23. Dec. 2013 / 18:00h / weiterlesen
    The Barber of Seville
    recommended aged 12 and over / 26. Dec. 2013 / 14:00h / weiterlesen
    Hansel and Gretel
    recommended aged 10 and over / 29. Dec. 2013 / 14:00h / weiterlesen
    Hansel and Gretel
    recommended aged 10 and over / 29. Dec. 2013 / 18:00h / weiterlesen
    Tosca
    recommended aged 14 and over / 18. Jan. 2014 / 19:30h / weiterlesen
    The Marriage of Figaro
    recommended aged 15 and over / 2. Mar. 2014 / 18:00h / weiterlesen
    Carmen
    recommended aged 13 and over / 10. Apr. 2014 / 19:30h / weiterlesen

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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
    14. Sep.; 19. Oct.; 30. Nov.; 14. Dec. 2013
    18. Jan.; 22. Feb.; 15. Mar.; 26. Apr.; 31. May 2014


    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:
    Junge Deutsche Oper / Leonie Arnhold
    Telefon: +49 [30] 343 84 474
    E-Mail: jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de


Get involved! Workshops & Clubs

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Youth project: „Gilgamesh Must Die!“

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Youth project: „Gilgamesh Must Die!“

  • Rehearsels


    End of January


    Intensive rehearsels
    Between the Winter Holidays


    Performances in Berlin
    Gilgamesh Must Die! / First performance
    17. March 2014, 20:00h read more / buy tickets
    Gilgamesh Must Die!
    20. March 2014, 20:00h / read more / buy tickets
    Gilgamesh Must Die!
    21. March 2014, 20:00h / read more / buy tickets
    Gilgamesh Must Die!
    22. March 2014, 20:00h / read more / buy tickets
    Gilgamesh Must Die!
    25. March 2014, 20:00h / read more / buy tickets

    Performances in Switzerland
    Gilgamesh Must Die! / First performance
    16. April to 3. Mai 2014

  • Concert-and-drama work featuring the band “The bianca Story” and Berlin children and teenagers with music by Fabian Chiquet, Victor Moser, Elia Rediger. Commissioned by the Deutsche Oper Berlin

    One third human, two thirds god, Gilgamesh, King of Mesopotamia, is a totalitarian egomaniac whose power and excesses know no bounds. Until, that is, the gods cause his best friend Enkidu to succumb to a painful death before his very eyes. Spurred on by fear, Gilgamesh embarks on a quest for the key to immortality. He is destined to discover the secret, but not in the way he expected...

    The Gilgamesh epic is the oldest story known to man. The tale of Gilgamesh's progression from despot to protector of his homeland, Uruk, is set out on eleven stone cuneiform tablets. A twelfth tablet relates a separate adventure shared by Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Using the original tablets as a guide, the Basel pop group “The bianca Story” has written eleven songs based on the eleven stages of the epic. Performed by a company of children and teens from Berlin and a number of professional singers, GILGAMESH MUST DIE! becomes a wild and jolly journey to the depths of mankind's most basic fears in striving for immortality.

    “The bianca Story” is not new to the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In the 2012/2013 season the band worked with Director Daniel Pfluger's team to produce M & THE ACID MONKS, a piece that successfully blended the genres of concert, musical theatre, performance and dance.

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Children's Chorus

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Children's Chorus

  • Main performances of the Children's Chorus


    Bash, bang, boom – What's going on in the music lab?
    concert of the children's chorus / read more
    29., 30. March 2014 / 11:00h (aged 8 and over)


    The Children's Chorus as member in operas
    Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) / read more
    8., 14. Dec.; 3. Jan.; 10., 13. Apr.; 1., 4. May
    Hansel and Gretel
    Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 – 1921) / read more
    23., 29. Dec. / 14:00h & 18:00h
    La Bohème
    Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) / read more
    12., 15. (15 & 19.30h), 18., 28., 31. (15 & 19.30h) Dec.
    Tosca
    Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) / read more
    13., 16. Dec. 2013; 18., 22. Jan.; 17., 21. May
    Othello
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901) / read more
    27. Feb.; 2., 6. Mar.
    Werther (concert version)
    Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912) / read more
    16., 19. Jun. 2014 (at the Philharmonie)

    LoveAffairs / Tischlerei
    Love scenarios by Bertelsmeier and Przybylski / read more
    20., 21., 24., 25., 26., 27. June 2014

  • Since its creation in 2008, the Children's Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin has taken on an increasingly important role in the activities of the opera house, with all child chorus parts in Deutsche Oper works now performed by the Children's Chorus. These include CARMEN, TOSCA, CARMINA BURANA, LA BOHEME, HANSEL AND GRETEL, OTHELLO, TURANDOT and the solos in TOSCA and MACBETH. During the 2012/2103 season the Chorus will feature prominently in THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN and also give performances in its own right. With its performances and concerts on the Deutsche Oper stage, in the Kammermusiksaal of the Philharmonie and at other venues, the Chorus delivers pieces ranging in style from baroque to modern pop.

    The Children's Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin currently comprises approximately 100 members, sub-divided into the "Little Chorus" and "Big Chorus", which is also involved in opera performances and concerts. What are the requirements for membership? Above all, the children should have a love of music and a love of singing. Children should be physically fit and enjoy the process of learning tunes and lyrics, regardless of difficulty or simplicity, and be bold and robust enough to take to the stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

    Phonation Rosemarie Arzt, Saskia Klumpp, Natali Buck, Andrea Schwarzbach, Christian Lindhorst Person in charge Juliane Menzel, Tanja Wagner und Helga Müller-Haufe

    Contact: Christian Lindhorst
    Telefon: +49 (0)30-343 84 479
    E-Mail: lindhorst@deutscheoperberlin.de

    The Children's Chorus … supported by Berliner Volksbank eG und der Berliner Morgenpost.

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Youth Club ... backstage / onstage

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Youth Club ... backstage / onstage

  • Jugendclub © Dorothea Tuch | <i></i>

    Jugendclub © Dorothea Tuch |

  • backstage ... brings youngsters into contact with opera!
    Since the spring of 2009 the Youth Club of the Deutsche Oper Berlin has been a focal point for 15-30 year-olds who have developed an interest in opera or are in the process of discovering its delights. We organise our own varied programme of events. Around eight times a season we gather to attend an opera, take a tour or sit in on an orchestra or opera rehearsal. At sit-down gatherings we rub shoulders with artists and staff of the opera house. Through our affiliation to the "Juvenilia" umbrella organisation we also interact with the youth-club organisations of other European opera houses. New members are always welcome.
    Youth Club subscription: € 15,-.

    Contact Christoph Brzezinski [Chairman]
    Tel: +49 [0]30-343 84 237
    Email: info@Jugendclub-DeutscheOper.de
    www.jugendclub-deutscheoper.de

    onstage ... A club for fans of musical theatre
    This season the Youth Club is organising its first-ever 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! Intensive rehearsals are held in the second week of the Easter holidays; the big night comes at the end of April.
    Registration fee: € 15,- (on top of Youth Club subscription).

    Workshops 22. September, 20. October, 10. November, 1. December 2013, 19. January, 23. February, 16. March2014 Rehearsals 22. - 28. April 2014 Presentation 29., 30. April 2014 Direction Alexandra Holtsch, Katharina Mohr, Christian Lindhorst

    Contact Katharina Loock (née Mohr) [Junge Deutsche Oper]
    Telefon: +49 [30] 343 84 534
    E-Mail: loock@deutscheoperberlin.de

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Opernmäuse

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Opernmäuse

  • <i>(c) Dorothea Tuch</i>

    (c) Dorothea Tuch

  • 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 2013 onwards.

    Teilnahmegebühr one-off fee of €20
    Places are limited.
    Registrations from 15th June 2013 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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Opera reporters

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Opera reporters

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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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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Families supporting opera

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Families supporting opera


Opera & School

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Workshops with school classes: Editorial

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Workshops with school classes: Editorial

  • 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 2013/2014


    Favourite songs / Classes 1 – 4 / read more
    Project to accompany “Can you whistle, Johanna”
    Are we immortal? [Classes 7 – 13] / read more
    Workshop project to accompany “Gilgamesh Must Die!”
    Eavesdropping: “Ring” [Classes 10 – 13] / read more
    A project for school children drawing on Wagner's “Ring”
    We protest! [Classes 11–13] / read more
    A workshop project connected to “The big 'Boo!”
    Feelings and molecules [Classes 6 – 8] / read more
    Workshop project to accompany “Elixir of Love”



    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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Workshops with school classes: Classes 1 – 4

  • Favourite songs
    Classes 1 – 4
    Singing encounters between children and the older generation.
    Project to accompany
    “Can you whistle, Johanna”

    Project dates August - December 2013
    Presentation 8th December 2013 [Tischlerei]
    Registration and info mohr@deutscheoperberlin.de

  • Everyone has a favourite song, maybe two or three favourites. And because new popular songs are always being written and others are going out of style, the songs children know and love are quite different to the ones their grandparents like. But there are many songs that are liked by all generations, so why don't we teach them to each other? We are looking for gangs of children and senior citizens who love singing and want to get talking with the other generation.

    Golden oldies and new children's songs will be learned and rehearsed, with the two groups working separately and together. The project will culminate in a concert and presentation visit.

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Workshops with school classes: Classes 6 – 8

  • Feelings and molecules
    Classes 6 – 8
    Workshop project with the Irina Brook Company to accompany


    “Elixir of Love”
    Opera buffa in two acts
    Libretto by Felice Romani after Eugène Scribe's “Le Philtre”
    World premiere on 12th May 1832 at the Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan
    Premiere at Deutsche Oper Berlin on 25th April 2014

  • Being in love is a beautiful thing. And a source of woe. Especially in the early stages, when one of the two people has to take the plunge and declare his feelings to the other. It's at times like these that magic potions, pills and other drugs seem to be the answer – and end up making things worse. Before Irina Brook brings Donizetti's ELIXIR OF LOVE to the main stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, she will be visiting Berlin schools with her Company “Irina's Dream Theatre”. School children will be able to spend a week under the guidance of the Parisian thespians experimenting with the theme of “love and magic potions”. The results of the workshop will be presented in the Malsaal of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. We are looking for school classes or work groups of pupils who are interested in exploring the possibilities of musical theatre in a fun way!

    Opening workshop Autumn 2013
    Workshops, final rehearsals and presentation 10th to 16th March 2014
    Registration and info mohr@deutscheoperberlin.de

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Workshops with school classes: Classes 7...

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Workshops with school classes: Classes 7 – 13

  • Are we immortal?
    Classes 7 – 13
    Workshop project to accompany


    “Gilgamesh Must Die!”
    Concert-and-drama work with the band “The bianca Story”
    and Berlin children and teenagers
    Music by Fabian Chiquet, Victor Moser, Elia Rediger
    Commissioned by the Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Premiere 17th March 2013
    in the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

  • Gilgamesh, Mesopotamian king and hero of the oldest story in the history of the world, is obsessed with his quest for immortality, when all of a sudden his best friend, Enkidu, dies. Yet what does 'immortality' actually mean? Not getting wrinkles and a beer gut? Enjoying eternal youth? Lying in a permanent vegetative state? Living on in the thoughts of other people? As part of the “Building Bridges” art project approx. 100 school children will spend the week of the 10th - 14th March exploring the subject of immortality in workshops, interacting with artists and exploring a variety of materials and approaches. The results will be presented to accompany two performances of GILGAMESH MUST DIE!

    A cooperation between the Young Opera and Pankow Youth Art School.

    Presentations on 21st and 22nd March 2014
    Pupils attending Pankow schools and interested in taking part can register through their schools. More info: www.juks-pankow.de

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Workshops with school classes: Classes 10 – 13

  • Eavesdropping: “Ring”
    Classes 10 – 13
    A project for school children drawing on Wagner's “Ring of the Nibelung”

  • Richard Wagner is considered a revolutionary in the history of music. With his wholly new conception of music he transformed much more than the opera genre alone. By attending a moderated workshop concert featuring Orchestra musicians, listening to a talk with RING expert Curt A. Roesler and sitting in on a rehearsal, we will come to grasp and appreciate the compositional vision of Wagner and the key leitmotifs and stagings of his epic work of opera, THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG.

    Performance dates in September 2013
    Registration and info jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de

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Workshops with school classes: Classes 11 – 13

  • We protest!
    Classes 11–13
    A workshop project connected to “The big 'Boo!'”

  • Since time immemorial people have been publicly critical of the prevailing social realities. These political statements often come in artistic form – as protest songs, graffiti or literary tracts. We are looking for a Berlin Oberstufe-level course that will set about exploring all the different kinds of artistic protest in a project designed to accompany the THE BIG 'BOO!' 'sound walk'. Using workshops and intensive rehearsals we will be analysing a range of protest scenarios past and present, discussing what divides and unites art and politics and coming up with our own protest performance.

    Project dates April – June 2014,
    Presentations 11th to 15th June 2014
    Registration and info mohr@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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Workshop: Opera Explained …

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Workshop: Opera Explained …

  • Oper & Schule | <i>(c) Dorothea Tuch</i>

    Oper & Schule | (c) Dorothea Tuch

    Tours through the opera house
    What does a stage manager do? What does scenery look like from the back? Why does the orchestra sit in the pit? The answers to these and other questions are largely self-evident to people taking a tour backstage at the Deutsche Oper. Tours are available to school and kindergarten groups aged 4 and over. Size of group: min. 15, max. 30. Duration: 30-90 mins depending on theme and age of participants.

    Sitting in on rehearsals
    It's not just for amateurs that the saying 'practice makes perfect' holds true. The road to the opening night is long and involves much disciplined rehearsing …and many ideas on how to stage the production founder along the way. School children now have a chance to observe the composer and/or the director as they rehearse. Duration: 10-60 mins depending on production, structure of rehearsal and age of participants.

    Practical workshop
    Before they see an opera, groups can attend a workshop and, by applying musical theatre's Scenic Interpretation method, work out their own approach to the piece and have fun exploring the opera's situations and characters. In the opera house or on school premises. Duration: min. 2 classroom hours.

    Talks before or afterwards
    Designed for school children who want to ask questions and talk to the performers and backstage crew. In pre- or post-event talks the children get the chance to discuss a particular rehearsal or opera performance. They will also be training their ability to take in an operatic experience and developing their aesthetic sensibilities. Introductory talks and feedback discussions can be held at the opera house or in the classroom. Duration: 1-2 hours.

    Sponsorship by school classes
    Under this scheme a school class is able to follow the gestation process of an opera, from rehearsals to opening night and with the focus on a particular aspect of the production, if so desired. This project specifically provides school children with a chance to converse with the key people involved in the production. Tours, talks and workshops offer further insights. There will be at least four meetings, held at the opera house and/or on school premises.

    Learning about instruments
    An orchestra is a riveting cosmos waiting to be discovered! Five musicians from the Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra will talk about their instruments and play short pieces from well-known operas. Besides getting the key facts on each family of instruments, children will learn why an orchestra needs a conductor and what a snail and a frog have to do with a violin. The event is held at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Recommended for Classes 3-6; duration: 60 minutes; November 2013 and February 2014.

  • We are very happy to advise teachers on how to prepare for an evening at the opera with a class of school children and how such a visit might be followed up. We recommend our free accompanying programme, which we will put together from the modules below after consulting you on your requirements. Beyond the standard ticket price, there is no further charge.


    For all educational events please contact Leonie Arnhold, Tel.: +49 [30] 343 84 474 or
    jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de
    Tickets for school classes: €8
    Ticket office: +49 [30] 343 84 343
    info@deutscheoperberlin.de



    Opera performances on stage

    from class 1


    after Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker / read more

    after Mozart The Tale of the Magic Flute / read more


    from class 5
    Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel / read more

    Mozart The Magic Flute / read more


    from class 7
    Rossini The barber of Seville / read more


    from class 8
    Donizetti L’elisir d‘amore / read more

    Bizet Carmen / read more


    from class 9
    Puccini La Bohème / read more

    Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor / read more

    Puccini Tosca / read more

    Verdi La Traviata / read more


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

    Mozart The Marriage of Figaro / read more

    Verdi Nabucco / read more

    Verdi Rigoletto / read more

    Verdi Don Carlo / read more

    Ponchielli La Gioconda / read more

    Verdi Otello / read more


    from class 11
    Britten Billy Budd / read more

    Mozart Don Giovanni / read more

    Verdi Falstaff / read more

    Berlioz La Damnation de Faust / read more

    Janácek Jenufa / read more

    Verdi Macbeth / read more


    from class 12
    Berlioz The Trojans / read more

    Wagner Parsifal / read more

    Wagner Tristan and Isolde / read more

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Special offer for Teachers

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Special offer for Teachers

  • Rigoletto © Bettina Stöß

    Rigoletto © Bettina Stöß

    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 (5MB)
    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 (3MB)

  • 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


    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

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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

    „Hoffmann“ concs. € 20,– / € 30,–

    „Gilgamesh Must Die!“ concs. € 10,– / € 20,–

    Opera Lounge € 9,–

    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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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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