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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 »
The foyer at Deutsche Oper © Bettina Stoß
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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.
Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
season 2016-17 preview

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

BerlinDas Wunder der HelianeNew Production

Das Wunder der Heliane
Korngold: Das Wunder der Heliane
Marc Albrecht; Christof Loy; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Johannes Leiacker; Barbara Drosihn; Sara Jakubiak; Josef Wagner

BerlinCavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

© Bettina Stöß
Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Stefano Ranzani; David Pountney; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Robert Innes Hopkins; Daniela Barcellona; Gaston Rivero

BerlinTannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg

Peter Seiffert (Tannhäuser) © Bettina Stöss (2014)
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Michael Boder; Kirsten Harms; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Donald Runnicles; Bernd Damovsky; Andreas Schager

BerlinLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

© Marcus Lieberenz
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Donald Runnicles; Ole Anders Tandberg; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Erlend Birkeland; Maria Geber; Evelyn Herlitzius; Sergey Polyakov
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Catherine Naglestad's splendid Salome at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Catherine Naglestad (Salome) © Monika Rittershaus
Deutsche Oper Berlin's Salome was a mixed blessing: a magnificent Catherine Naglestad as the heroine, with good ensemble of singers and orchestra, but a thoughtful but far-fetched psychological interpretation.
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Carmen the butcher at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Marcus Lieberenz
Stage director Ole Anders Tandberg casts Carmen as the leader of a gang of human organ dealers.
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A wing and a prayer: Le Prophète

Noel Bouley (Mathisen), Gregory Kunde (Jean), Derek Welton (Zacharie), Clémentine Margaine (Fidès) © Bettina Stöß
Oliver Py's new Meyerbeer staging offers plenty of clichés, but is a solid show, backed up by a fine musical performance.
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Imaginative Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Peter Seiffert (Tannhäuser) © Bettina Stöss (2014)
The production was interesting but at times distracting, but the musical performances triumphed. 
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Death lurks: Aribert Reimann's L'Invisible

Stephen Bronk (Großvater / Der Alte / Aglovale) © Bernd Uhlig
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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Inside Deutsche Oper Berlin © Leo Seidel
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.