NEW! Musikfest Berlin 2020

Beethoven and the Music of our times
Updated programme and new dates

The Musikfest Berlin takes place from 25 August to 23 September and is organized by the Berliner Festspiele in cooperation with the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation. The new festival programme can be viewed online at berlinerfestspiele.de. Advance ticket sales and accreditation commence on 21 July.

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NEW! Semi-staged Das Rheingold on Deutsche Oper Berlin’s parking deck from 12 June

Das Rheingold opens Friday 12 June at 7.30pm

Semi-staged version of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold in a chamber composition by British composer Jonathan Dove, with 22 musicians and 12 singers on the parking deck of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In German without surtitles. (90 mins/no interval.)

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Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden 2020-2021

The 2020/21 season at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

In these difficult times, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden wants to look ahead, and we are pleased to present our program for the 2020/21 season today. Restlessness is the word which guides the 2020/21 season: Restlessness urges humans on and prevents them from standing still. Restlessness engenders dynamics. Calm and motion are closely interlinked, though. Inherent calmness must not be confused with being at a standstill. Calm is inconceivable without motion and vice versa. Retardation or slowing down can bring about progress and change, too. Who would have thought that in the present situation this keyword for the season would become more relevant than ever before?

Due to the developments caused by the corona pandemic after the printing deadline of the season brochure, adjustments have to be made to the season 2020/21 of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. This concerns the following productions:
• CHOWANSCHTSCHINA: The production will not be presented in 2020/21, a revival of Verdi’s MACBETH will now take place on the scheduled dates.
• IDOMENEO: The scheduled revival will be the premiere, with slight changes in the schedule.
• COSÌ FAN TUTTE: Whether the production can take place as a premiere on the planned revival dates in 2020/21 is currently still being examined. This information will be announced in time before the early start of advance sales for subscriptions and FESTTAGE cycles on 25 April 2020. (We will inform you about the exact (date) changes on staatsoper-berlin.de.)

The ticket sales for all performances of the 2020/21 season begin on Saturday, 16 May 2020. Ticket sales for subscriptions and the FESTTAGE cycles start as early as on 25 April 2020. Friends of the Staatsoper, subscribers and holders of a StaatsopernCard are entitled to buy tickets for all performances early, starting on 9 May 2020. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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In Berlin, the Staatsoper presents a Carmen to make one think

GermanyGermany Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Children’s Choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (chorus director: Vincenz Weissenburger), Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus director: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 7.3.2020. (MB)

Anita Rachvelishvili (Carmen) (c) Monika Rittershaus

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Simon Rattle, back in Berlin, makes a strong case for Beethoven’s neglected oratorio

GermanyGermany Strauss and Beethoven: Jonathan Kelly (oboe), Iwona Sobotka (soprano), Benjamin Bruns (tenor), David Soar (bass), Berlin Radio Chorus (chorus director: Simon Halsey) / Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 5.3.2020. (MB)

Sir Simon Rattle

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