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Young Opera:
Being right at the centre of events, listening to music, getting off on some pretty ‘sick’ stories, singing along, acting along… All that and more is possible at Young Opera. We get up on the main stage and huddle down in the Tischlerei, we visit kindergartens and schools, refugee centres and youth centres. Our programme ranges from concerts for babies to transcultural performances, from family workshops to composition labs, from further training for kindergarten teachers to performances that complement school curricula.

We look forward to meeting you!
Tamara Schmidt, Head of Young Opera

Young Opera's performances

7, 8 November 2019, 16.00-20.00
Further training sessions on THE SNOW QUEEN
For all teachers wanting to incorporate music and drama into their curriculum. In our further training sessions we will test out methods for teaching musical theatre as evinced by Deutsche Oper productions. We also offer closed workshops to colleges, seminar groups and nursery-school teams.


Further Initiatives for teachers

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Singing in the children's chorus ...
Budding singers are spoilt for choice in the opportunities to take part in operas and concerts. Its approx. 150 members make the Children's and Youth Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin a key pillar of the ensemble. Chorus master Christian Lindhorst is the contact person for queries and registrations.


The Children's Chorus

based onWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - again from 9 December 2019
The Tale of the Magic Flute
Prince Tamino falls head over heels in love with Princess Pamina when he receives her picture as a gift. Pamina's love for the Prince is awakened when she hears the tales of Papageno, the bird catcher, with whom she then sings a love duet, Papageno standing in for Tamino. However, these two children of royal blood have a few obstacles to surmount before they can be united.

About the performance

World premiere on 22 November 2019
Samuel Penderbayne: The Snow Queen
With humour and awe Brigitte Dethier (photo) and Samuel Penderbayne will tell a road-trip movie together: musical flowers, a croaking clarinet, a tuba reindeer and the eerily beautiful synthesiser world of the Snow Queen are just a few ingredients in this musical theatre in which the children experience the story up close.

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About the performance

Amateur opera: free time, family and friends

We throw the stage open to exhibitionists, thinkers and the curious! Be it a project or a production: we want your ideas, opinions, stories and experiences … onstage and backstage.



Our Get Involved activities
Classroom outing to the opera

We can help attune your pupils to opera and will make sure that every outing has a lasting effect on your youngsters. Be a school class sponsor for a premiere or get to know us and what we do by attending workshops, tours or one of our performances.



Our options for school classes
A partner for teachers

What do school children need to know? And what does theatre involve? What ways of conveying information should you be using in class and which works are suitable for your pupils? How can musical theatre, as aesthetic and didactic creative principles, be woven into the school curriculum?



Our options for teachers
Tickets for children and teenagers for €10.00
Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata
As the ball begins Violetta, now in ballroom attire, rises from the bed, which has become a divan. Suddenly the doors burst open and in pours the frolicking Parisian crowd, intent on its frivolous entertainment. The flashback begins ... Generational performance (aged 13+) on 27 September 2019
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A performance by the Children’s Club – 22, 23 June 2019
Songs you can’t get out of your head
In recent months members of the Children’s Club have been hard at work in the Catchy Song tailor’s workshop cutting up tunes, cropping texts, triggering memories and ranking beats on the catchiness scale.

About the performance

A performance by the Youth Club – 22, 23 June 2019
Quality Time
In the youth club we talk about our lives. We’re doing this work-experience project studying other people’s lives - in Berlin and on another continent. We learning about the kind of things that affect their daily routine. What are their options?

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Part of our day-to-day activities
“Rhapsody in School”
Donald Runnicles, our General Music Director, opted for some hands-on involvement with this project, visiting the John F. Kennedy School on 6th September to offer pupils from the 11th and 12th grade some insights into rehearsal work and to work on Alban Berg’s WOZZECK. The pupils were then invited to observe a rehearsal at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and later attend a performance of the finished product.
Part of our day-to-day activities
“Real Dreams”
In the autumn of 2018 pupils associated with our ‘school class sponsor’ project, i.e. Classes 1 and 2 from Lietzensee Primary School, were involved in the musical-theatre production NACHT BIS ACHT. Everyday objects were transformed into absurd characters, weird and wonderful spatial entities and acoustic gadgets. They then put the objects on display at their school in mid-October 2018 and in the Deutsche Oper Berlin as part of the NACHT BIS ACHT performances.
Part of our day-to-day activities
Music lab in the autumn holidays
Which people would I do anything for and which people do I prefer to avoid? What unites us and who do I want in my gang? Over 50 children and teenagers spent a week (22nd and 28th October) exploring the notions of friendship and trust, exclusion and belonging, Them versus Us. The youngsters sallied forth into the city, researching sounds, meeting experts, developing sets of questions, looking for answers. And they found …yet more questions.