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 premiere 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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BerlinDeath in VeniceNew production

Britten: Death in Venice
Donald Runnicles; Graham Vick; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Stuart Nunn; Richard Croft; Seth Carico; Tai Oney

BerlinLa Rondine

Puccini: La rondine
Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli; Rolando Villazón; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Johannes Leiacker; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Dinara Alieva; Alexandra Hutton

BerlinLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Nicholas Carter; Götz Friedrich; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Frank Philipp Schlössmann; Klaus Bruns; Patrizia Ciofi; Antonio Poli

BerlinDer fliegende HolländerNew production

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Donald Runnicles; Christian Spuck; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Emma Ryott; Samuel Youn; Ingela Brimberg

BerlinAndrea Chénier

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Ivan Repušić; John Dew; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Peter Sykora; Jose Vazquez; Maria José Siri; Abigail Levis
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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.
****1
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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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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.
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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
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VIDEO CLIPS
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.