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 »
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.
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. 
Upcoming eventsSee more...

BerlinEdward IIWorld Première

Scartazzini: Edward II
Thomas Søndergård; Christof Loy; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Annette Kurz; Klaus Bruns; Michael Nagy; Agneta Eichenholz

BerlinFaust

Gounod: Faust
Jacques Lacombe; Philipp Stölzl; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Heike Vollmer; Ursula Kudrna; Heidi Stober; Abdellah Lasri

BerlinCosì fan tutteNew production

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Daniel Cohen; Robert Borgmann; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Michael Sontag; Alexandra Hutton; Martina Welschenbach; Jana Kurucová

BerlinTannhäuser

Wagner: Tannhäuser
Donald Runnicles; Kirsten Harms; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Axel Kober; Bernd Damovsky; Ricarda Merbeth
Latest reviewsSee more...

An inconsistent Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Visually inconsistant but some mesmerising perfromances in Kirsten Harms' production. 
***11
Read more

Muddled symbolism: Verdi's Nabucco at Deutsche Oper Berlin

January of 2017 sees the return of Verdi's Nabucco at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. This Keith Warner production of a Verdi favorite was successfully premiered by the Deutsche Oper in 2013, in the 200th anniversary year of Verdi's birth.
**111
Read more

Deutsche Oper's Un ballo in maschera

People who claim that opera is nothing more than a glorified pantomime would have their prejudices confirmed at Deutsche Oper Berlin's Un ballo in maschera. This is, however, high praise. It’s an evening of camp entertainment, not a philosophy lesson.
****1
Read more

Grand opéra, grand singing: Les Huguenots

Meyerbeer's little performed work is given an enthusiastic rendering, with star singing from a big cast led by Flórez, Ciofi and Jerkunica. David Alden's quality Personenregie makes up for some unconvincing setting choices.
****1
Read more
VIDEO CLIPS