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Allan Clayton (Candide) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Voltaire à la Kosky: a magical Candide at Komische Oper

By , 24 November 2018
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Christoph Späth (Scarecrow), Tom Erik Lie (Tin Man), Alma Sadé and Carsten Sabrowski (Lion) © Jaro Suffner
Berlin

Berlin becomes the Emerald City as The Wizard of Oz arrives at Komische Oper

By , 28 October 2018
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Sara Jakubiak (Marietta) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Fleeting happiness: Robert Carsen's Tote Stadt at the Komische Oper

By , 06 October 2018
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Staatsballett Berlin in Celis' Your Passion is Pure Joy © Jubal Battisti
Berlin

Beyond contemporary Ballet: Stijn Celis, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar open the Staatsballett Berlin's new season

By , 07 September 2018
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Pelléas et Mélisande © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Pelléas et Mélisande: Kosky's sleep-talking, nightmare at Komische Oper

By , 12 July 2018
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Die Gezeichneten © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Penetrating Schreker’s kaleidoscopic score: Die Gezeichneten in Berlin

By , 11 July 2018
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Günter Papendell (Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Kosky's Nose comes home to Komische Oper

By , 16 June 2018
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Nicole Chevalier (Semele), Katarina Bradić (Ino) and Ezgi Kutlu (Juno) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Thunder and lightning put an end to love in Komische Oper’s Semele

By , 12 May 2018
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Asmik Grigorian (Tatyana) and Günter Papendell (Onegin) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de (2016)
Berlin

A study in contrasts: Barrie Kosky's compelling Onegin returns to the Komische Oper

By , 29 March 2018
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Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Barbe-bleue) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

A boisterous romp in Offenbach's Bluebeard at the Komische Oper Berlin

By , 23 March 2018
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Stephanie Houtzeel (Xerses), Nina Bernsteiner (Romila) and Nora Friedrichs (Atalanta) © Jaro Suffner
Berlin

Periwigs and a plane tree: Baroque bawdiness at Komische Oper Berlin

By , 17 February 2018
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Michael Nagy (Count Tamare) and Peter Hoare (Alviano) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Toy Story: Calixto Bieito stages Die Gezeichneten at the Komische Oper

By , 21 January 2018
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Max Hopp (Tevye) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Tradition proclaimed with an exclamation point: Fiddler on the Roof returns to the Komische Oper

By , 03 December 2017
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Staatsballett Berlin in Shechter's The Art of Not Looking Back © Fernando Marcos
Berlin

Moving emptiness: Duato | Shechter evening with the Staatsballett Berlin

By , 06 November 2017
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© Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

A dark and brooding Pelléas et Mélisande at the Komische Oper

By , 15 October 2017
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Frans Jansen
Berlin

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla leads a not-so-traditional evening of music at Komische Oper

By , 30 June 2017
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Nicole Chevalier (Medea) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Peat graves: Reimann's Medea at the Komische Oper, Berlin

By , 21 May 2017
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Sorochyntsy Fair ensemble © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

The devil made me do it: Sorochyntsi Fair at Komische Oper

By , 02 April 2017
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Tiago Alexandre Neta Fonseca (The Clown) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Beyond mere technical wizardry: thrilling reinterpretation of Petrushka at the Komische Oper

By , 28 January 2017
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Dagmar Manzel (Cleopatra), chorus and dancers © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

A Kosky Berliner Schnauze: Die Perlen der Cleopatra

By , 07 December 2016
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Timothy Richards (Prince), Nadja Mchantaf (Rusalka), Ursula Hesse von den Steinen (Foreign Princess) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Fantasy and nightmare: Rusalka at Komische Oper Berlin

By , 21 October 2016
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Berlin

Mists of sound: Bostridge's Britten at the Komische Oper

By , 14 October 2016
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Dominik Köninger (Figaro), Tansel Akzeybek (Almaviva), Philipp Meierhofer (Bartolo), Figaro doubles © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Serebrennikov's Barber confronts the millennial generation at Komische Oper

By , 09 October 2016
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Dagmar Manzel and Max Hopp © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Musical froth of the highest order: A Woman Who Knows What She Wants at Komische Oper

By , 10 September 2016
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Günter Papendell (Don Giovanni) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Don Giovanni in the Komische Oper: frankly too charming to burn in hell

By , 14 May 2016
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Christoph Marti as Clivia © Iko Fresse / drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Romantic escape and an extraordinary title role performance: Clivia at Komische Oper

By , 05 May 2016
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Maria Fiselier (Emmy) and Heiko Trinsinger (Lord Ruthven/The Vampire) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Der Vampyr rises at Komische Oper

By , 20 March 2016
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Asmik Grigorian (Tatyana) and Günter Papendell (Onegin) © Iko Freese
Berlin

A scarlet letter: Barrie Kosky's staging of Eugene Onegin at the Komische Oper Berlin

By , 06 February 2016
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Uwe Schönbeck (Hoffmann) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

A tale of three Hoffmanns: Kosky’s Komische Oper production a triumph

By , 07 October 2015
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Robert Hayward (Moses) © Monika Ritterhaus
Berlin

Moses und Aron at the Komische Oper in Berlin commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz

By , 28 April 2015
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© Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Berlin's West Side Story

By , 30 November 2013
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©  Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Orpheus, again, at Komische Oper Berlin

By , 19 September 2013
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Tansel Akzeyben, Annelie Sophie Müller, Adela Zaharia  ©  Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream opens the season at the Komische Oper

By , 15 September 2013
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Asmik Grigorian, Robert Hayward  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Mazeppa: A thrilling night at the Komische Oper Berlin

By , 02 July 2013
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Dominik Köninger (Papageno)  ©  Iko Freese
Berlin

Komische Oper Berlin's Flute is indeed magic

By , 25 May 2013
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Berlin

Mozart light opera, Tarantino-style

By , 08 April 2011
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© Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Caustique Blaubart au Komische Oper de Berlin

By , 13 July 2018
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Zoroastre © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Verschenkt: Zoroastre an der Komischen Oper Berlin

By , 28 June 2017
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Peter Renz (Amor) und Thomas Michael Allen (Arnalta) © Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Lustmorden im Alten Rom: Die Krönung der Poppea an der Komischen Oper Berlin

By , 29 April 2017
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Die Zauberflöte © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Zum wiederholten Male großes Kino: Barrie Koskys Zauberflöte an der Komischen Oper Berlin

By , 29 October 2016
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