Guide to Deutsche Oper Berlin

Here is a guide to the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Scroll down this page to find out all you need to know: read reviews and feature articles, find events and performances and see video clips.
« The singing this evening, from a cast of young International singers, was solid to stellar, a reminder that it is possible to enjoy an evening at the opera where genuine attention is paid not to the director’s concept but to the quality of musical performance. Ako Imamura, Bachtrack, October 2015 »
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Deutsche Oper's new season

Deutsche Oper has a cornucopia in store for the new season. It promises some bold takes on the core repertoire, several enticing rarities, and a world première by the eminent German composer Aribert Reimann.
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Deutsche Oper Berlin’s new season

Opera features a number of brooding outsiders and a handful of them appear in new productions next season at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper.
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BerlinThe Love for Three Oranges

Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges
Nicholas Carter; Robert Carsen; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; Derek Welton; Thomas Blondelle

BerlinTosca

Puccini: Tosca
John Fiore; Boleslaw Barlog; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Evan Rogister; Filippo Sanjust; Liudmyla Monastyrska

BerlinL'InvisibleWorld première

Reimann: L'Invisible
Donald Runnicles; Vasily Barkhatov; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Zinovy Margolin; Olga Shaishmelashvili; Rachel Harnisch; Annika Schlicht

BerlinElektra

Strauss R.: Elektra
Donald Runnicles; Kirsten Harms; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Bernd Damovsky; Catherine Foster; Doris Soffel

BerlinDer fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Donald Runnicles; Christian Spuck; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Ido Arad; Rufus Didwiszus; Emma Ryott; Josef Wagner
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Death lurks: Aribert Reimann's L'Invisible

In L’Invisible, which had its première last weekend at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Aribert Reimann has condensed three plays by Maeterlinck into bite-size chunks that vanish before they can be savoured.
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Full immersion: Spuck's gloomy Dutchman in Berlin

Eric’s dream of a love story with no redemption in Christian Spuck's new production of Der fliegende Holländer at Deutsche Oper Berlin. 
****1
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End of the tunnel for Götz Friedrich's Ring

Powerful performances in Götz Friedrich's Deutsche Oper production. 
***11
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Elegiac decline of a poet: Death in Venice

Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in an outstanding new production by Graham Vick and Donald Runnicles.
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An inconsistent Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Visually inconsistant but some mesmerising perfromances in Kirsten Harms' production. 
***11
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looking back at the 2015-16 season

Meyerbeer rarity heads new Deutsche Oper season

Political intrigues in exotic settings lie at the heart of three new productions at Deutsche Oper next season, headed by a rare outing for Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine in its original version, as left by the composer, under the title Vasco de Gama.