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Face coverings by van Laack

… so we can all get back to enjoying performance art in the auditorium. Protect yourself and others. Our elegant black face masks feature the logo of the Deutsche Oper Berlin on the right cheek. Masks are available for € 7.00 (shipping costs included) from the web shop of the Deutsche Oper Berlin or by calling the ticket office on 030-343 84 343. Stay healthy and we hope to see you soon!

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SARS-CoV-2: Performance cancellation

In accordance with the decision of the State of Berlin, Deutsche Oper is cancelling all performances until 10 January and assumes that no performances can be offered before the end of February. As soon as performances are possible again, we will announce this on our channels. The following channels are available to refund your tickets: the telephone ticket service on 030 343 84 343 and the refund form. The box office is closed until further notice. Hoping to see you again in the not too distant ...

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Our Favourites with ...

The Children's Chorus and the Young Chorus sing John Rutter

I Believe In Springtime ...

Listen to two songs from Gerald Finzi's "Let Us Garlands Bring"

Favourites ... with Seth Carico

Listen to the "Méditation" from Massenet's THAIS, accompanied on the grand piano by Maxime Perrin

Favourites ... with Elisabeth Glass

Listen to the Dutchman's aria "Die Frist ist um", on the piano John Parr

Favourites ... with Noel Bouley

Premiere DAS RHEINGOLD on 12 June 2021

The string puller

Nothing happens at the Deutsche Oper Berlin without his say-so. Uwe Arsand is master of stage machinery and rigging. With the RING he’s exceeding his own high standards. Read a brief essay here.

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First performance on 5 March 2021

Do gentlemen prefer blondes?

Blondeness in opera is more than just a hair colour. Blonde defines the role being played, establishes identity, is a strategy or a cliché, is affirmation and provocation rolled into one and sometimes symbolises nothing more than the kind of gender relations that we thought were gone for good. With THE MAKING OF BLOND, the theatre and media makers of Chez Company question being blond in the opera and cross this with the reality of their lives.

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Premiere SIEGFRIED on 18 April 2021

The coil of luck

Siegfried’s main theme is played on the horn – and a lot can go wrong on the night. Daniel Adam on cracked notes and trust in God. Read a brief essay here.

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Libretto & Co

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Richard Wagner – Premiere on 12 June 2021

The Rhinegold

Conductor: Donald Runnicles; Director: Stefan Herheim; With Derek Welton, Joel Allison, Robert Watson, Thomas Blondelle, Markus Brück, Ya-Chung Huang, Andrew Harris, Tobias Kehrer, Annika Schlicht, Judit Kutasi et al.

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Richard Wagner – Premiere on 18 April 2021


Conductor: Donald Runnicles; Director: Stefan Herheim; With Simon O'Neill, Ya-Chung Huang, Iain Paterson, Markus Brück, Tobias Kehrer, Lindsay Ammann, Nina Stemme, Mané Galoyan

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Podcast ... Episode #10

Duet ... With Yi-Chen Lin

In what is already the 10th duet - the opera talk of the Friends and Patrons of the Deutsche Oper Berlin - Silke Alsweiler-Lösch would like to introduce you to our new Kapellmeister, Yi-Chen Lin, a promising musician whom we hope we will soon be able to see at the podium of our opera house in 2021. You can find all further information about the Förderkreis (Friend and Patrons) behind the link.


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Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach and Jörg Königsdorf

The Valkyrie: An introduction

The whole ring is about the powerlessness of love and the lovelessness of power. Wotan wants to rule with laws to achieve power and love. What he does to his children, however, is marked by suffering and brutality. Dramaturgs Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach and Jörg Königsdorf give an overview of the central themes and motifs in THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG and especially in THE VALKYRIE as well as of Richard Wagner's creative process.


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DVD of Zemlinsky's DER ZWERG

Nominated for the Grammy

We are delighted about the Grammy nomination in the category "Best Opera Recording" of Zemlinsky's DER ZWERG under Sir Donald Runnicles, starring David Butt Philip, Mick Morris Mehnert, Elena Tsallagova and Emily Magee. Produced by Erwin Stürzer and Matthias Henneberger and released by Naxos, this recording of Tobias Kratzer's much-lauded production was video directed by Götz Filenius. The awards are expected to be presented in Los Angeles in March 2021.



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