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 2019/20 season the children’s chorus will once again feature in a raft of productions including A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, CARMEN, CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI, DAS RHEINGOLD, HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, LA BOHÈME, LE PROPHÈTE, TOSCA, TURANDOT, WOLFSSCHLUCHT, 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 was travel to Tshwane, South Africa, for the World Choir Games.
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