Working with the younger generation
With approximately 150 singers, the Children’s and Youth Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin forms a well-integrated part of the opera house ensemble. Children and teenagers receive solid musical and vocal training in choral groups, working alongside youngsters of the same age. The aim is for them to appear onstage alongside opera professionals and show what they are capable of in concert performances. In the 2018/19 season the children’s chorus will once again feature in a raft of productions including WOZZECK, TOSCA, THE NUTCRACKER, THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, CARMEN, BORIS GODUNOV, PARSIFAL and OTELLO.
Aside from the opera performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, all the choral groups also appear at other venues in Berlin and further afield. Our youngest budding singers in the Mini Chorus focus for example on rehearsing carols in the run-up to Christmas. The Children’s Chorus, the Concert Chorus, the Voice-Changers (our company of young male singers) and the Youth Chorus cover a repertoire stretching from the Renaissance to contemporary music. In July 2018 the Concert Chorus will travel to Tshwane, South Africa, for the World Choir Games.
A special concert is scheduled for 26th March 2019. This season the Children’s Chorus celebrates its tenth anniversary and the Youth Chorus its fifth! We’ll be making a noise to mark the occasion.
Further information is available on the web pages of the Friends of the Children’s and Youth Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin: www.dobolino.de
Head of Children’s Chorus: Christian Lindhorst
Head of Voice-Changers: Rosemarie Arzt
Vocal development: Tanja Ammon, Rosemarie Arzt, Natali Buck, Kristina Häger, Ines Schweizer-Perk, Olga Vilenskaia and Christian Lindhorst
Child care: Burkkart Liewehr, Tanja Wagner
The Children’s and Youth Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin is sponsored by Berliner Volksbank and Dobolino e.V..