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Festival: Komische Oper Festival

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© Gunnar Geller

At the end of the season, Komische Oper Berlin invites you to a week-long festival. Over seven consecutive days, the audience can look back at the new productions of the season. An accompanying musical and culinary programme awaits them each evening, as does an introductory lecture before the performance and an exciting discussion with those involved in the production afterwards. In the introductions, the dramaturgists of the Komische Oper Berlin will provide background information, put audiences in the mood for the production, and place the respective work within a wider context.

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BerlinPoro, re dell'Indie

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Handel: Poro, re dell'Indie
Jörg Halubek; Harry Kupfer; Komische Oper Berlin; Hans Schavernoch; Yan Tax; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

BerlinM – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (A City searches for a Murderer)

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Eggert: M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
Ainārs Rubiķis; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Klaus Grünberg; Alice Babidge; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

BerlinRoxy und ihr Wunderteam (Roxy and her Dream Team)

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Abraham: Roxy und ihr Wunderteam
Kai Tietje; Stefan Huber; Komische Oper Berlin; Stephan Prattes; Heike Seidler; Danny Costello; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin

BerlinDie tote Stadt (The Dead City)

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Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
Ainārs Rubiķis; Robert Carsen; Komische Oper Berlin; Michael Levine; Petra Reinhardt; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

BerlinLa bohème

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Puccini: La bohème
Jordan De Souza; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Victoria Behr; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin
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Pelléas et Mélisande: Kosky's sleep-talking, nightmare

Pelléas et Mélisande © Monika Rittershaus
There’s no doubt that Mélisande endeavours to escape past troubles when she first appears in Barrie Kosky’s production of Debussy’s opera, yet Nadja Mchantaf is no reticent, wispy maiden. Every vocal and physical gesture – always precise and penetrating – displays an atypically forthright quest for vitality, something that Arkel’s chauvinistic world does not readily offer.
*****
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Penetrating Schreker’s kaleidoscopic score

Die Gezeichneten © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Franz Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten (The Branded One) is an unsettling work given the storyline’s background of abduction and clandestine sexual abuse. Calixto Bieito, as expected, eschews ambiguity regarding what goes on behind the scenes, and casts even the titular cripple Alviano Salvago in a damning light.
****1
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Caustique Blaubart au Komische Oper de Berlin

© Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Dans le cadre de sa programmation estivale, l'opéra comique de Berlin proposait une nouvelle production de Barbe-Bleue de Jacques Offenbach.
****1
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