Making a stage performance a real theatre experience for blind and visually impaired people is the ambitious goal of the "Berliner Spielplan Audiodeskription" - a pilot project of Förderband e. V. funded by the Lottostiftung Berlin. In the past 18 months, live audio description was not possible due to the performance bans during the Corona pandemic. Nevertheless, the Deutsche Oper Berlin offered two DVD streamings with their own soundtrack and audio-descriptive introductions for JENUFA and DER ZWERG. We are all the more delighted to be able to show DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE and IL VIAGGIO A REIMS live for blind and visually impaired audiences .
A podcast with a special introduction is available online in advance of each performance. Approximately two hours before the performance begins, a special visitor service enables visitors to experience the elements of the respective production through dialogue and tactile perception by means of guided tours during which the stage space can be explored and props, costumes and mask elements can be felt, and through dramaturgical preliminary discussions.
Dogsitting for guide dog owners is possible on request for individual performances.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: THE MAGIC FLUTE
In its mixture of Viennese folk theatre, Masonic mystery and fairy tale, this opera is probably the most frequently performed in the German-speaking world and, in Günter Krämer's colourful, richly pictorial production, a favourite with our audiences.
25 February 2022, 19.30h / Info on cast and work
13 March 2022, 15.00h / Info on cast and work
Gioacchino Rossini: IL VIAGGIO A REIMS
THE JOURNEY TO REIMS
Since Rossini's coronation opera was rediscovered in 1984, this performance show of bel canto has gained a firm place in the repertoire. At the same time, the story about the noble spa guests and their failed travel plan is a marvellous piece of absurd theatre, staged by Jan Bosse as a satire on the "Hospital Europa".
25. March 2022, 19.30h / Info on cast and work
9 April 2022, 19.30h / Info on cast and work