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Chorus:
Dear fans of the Chorus and opera,
The success of an evening can be ascribed to a number of factors – not least the chorus. The sheer volume of sound conveys a power that sends feelings soaring. Add to that the high degree of artistry and professionalism embodied by our singers. We are fully versed in the styles, genres and languages of opera. Our chorus has long enjoyed a worldwide reputation as a supreme exponent of Wagner and Verdi. Productions such as WOZZECK and HELIANE’S MIRACLE have underscored our proficiency in the musical theatre of the 20th century. It is my pleasure to present the new season – and we have some treats in store.

Sincerely, Jeremy Bines, Chorus Master

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Va', pensiero, sull'ali dorate
The candle is lit, the singers are ready… In Verdi’s NABUCCO the chorus is one of the main protagonists – and not just because of the famous “Va, pensiero” sung by the ‘Chorus of Slaves’. Eighty voices united as one – this is the challenge to be tackled by every director of the work.

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Chorus Master since 2017
Jeremy Bines
Jeremy Bines assumed directorship of the chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin at the start of the 2017/18 season after excelling in Copenhagen and at the annual Glyndebourne Festival in the south of England. Born in Belfast in 1977, he studied at Cambridge University and afterwards as répétiteur at the National Opera Studio in London. Prior to his move to Copenhagen he made regular guest appearances at the English National Opera and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden …

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The sum of our voices
Part of a larger whole
“Often they garner a bare nod en passant despite being difficult to miss onstage. And hardly anyone in the stalls has the first idea what their names are - not that it would ever occur to anyone to question their importance for the production. The critics, too, rarely devote more than a couple of sentences to them, even though opera would be a shadow of itself without them. LOHENGRIN, AIDA or TURANDOT without chorus singers? Impossible.” So ran a tribute by Albrecht Thiemann to the operatic chorus ...
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World premiere on 28 April 2019
Detlev Glanert: Oceane
A summer piece for music in two acts

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A fully-fledged part of our ensemble since 2008
The Children’s and Youth Chorus
The singers in the children’s chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin may be young in years but they already have their sights set on the same goal as their professional colleagues in the ‘grown-up’ chorus: they want to thrill the audience. They want to triumph alongside the rest of the company.

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24, 27, 30 March; 7, 12 April
Der Zwerg
Conductor: Donald Runnicles; Director: Tobias Kratzer; With Elena Tsallagova, Emily Magee, David Butt Philip, Mick Morris Mehnert et al

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8, 14, 20 June 2019
Otello
Conductor: Paolo Arrivabeni; Director: Andreas Kriegenburg; With Russell Thomas, George Gagnidze, Guanqun Yu et al.

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13, 20 January; 5, 11 May 2019
Tannhäuser
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle / Stefan Blunier (May); Director: Kirsten Harms; With Ante Jerkunica / Albert Pesendorfer (May), Peter Seiffert / Stephen Gould (5. May), Markus Brück / Simon Keenlyside (May), Allison Oakes / Emma Bell (May) u. a.

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