REVIEW! Komische Oper's "La Traviata" playing Jan 10 and 17 with English surtitles is a daring deconstruction of the original melodrama that questions its source material, restoring a radical and interrogative aspect of Verdi's opera. Read more

Theatre & Dance

REVIEW! Barrie Kosky goes for a bare stage and modern costumes in his interpretation of "The Bassarids", an opera based on Euripides’ tragedy "The Bacchae", but captures the rage, seduction and sadness of the captivating tale. Catch it Nov 2, 5, 10. Read more

Theatre & Dance


Die schöne Hélèna. Photo by Iko Frees

It’s a good time to be an opera fan in Berlin. Here’s a look at the revitalised scene. Three operas – "Die schöne Hélèna", "Pelléas et Mélisande" and "Le Prophète" – offer fans and newbies alike something to sing about. Read more

Theatre & Dance

The Komische Oper is remounting Oscar Straus’ 1923 operetta The Pearls of Cleopatra, a light bit of fun about a powerful female leader and a disaffected middle class amid a drought. Timely, right? Read more

Theatre & Dance

After tackling Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Deutsche Oper, expat multihyphenate Black Cracker presents video album Come As U R at SomoS Art House on December 4. Read more

Concerts & Parties

Claus Guth's production of the opera “Turn of the Screw” has a decidedly David Lynch-ian flair to it. But opera's not the only thing in Berlin with the touch of the “Twin Peaks” mastermind. Read more

Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW. Have you ever taken an IQ test? Are you sure it's really worth a damn? As part of MaerzMusik, the Berliner Festspiele’s massive celebration of contemporary music, Enno Poppe’s eccentric opera IQ comes to Berlin, March 13-15. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Einstein on the Beach created a revolution in the theatre world upon its 1976 premiere. Catch Philip Glass' abstract evocation of Einstein's impact on the world as interpreted by Bob Wilson at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele from Mar 5-7. Read more

Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW: John Adams. After a 25 year wait, Adams' first opera, Nixon in China, finally receives it's Berlin premiere. Capitalism and communism clash in the unlikely opera subject of a US president traveling abroad. Read more

Theatre & Dance

What do museums, research, churches and math all have in common, besides government funding and a special place in parents’ dreams for their children? They all have a Lange Nacht. Read more

Theatre & Dance

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    Ort: Deutsche Oper Berlin. Titel: Carmen. Autor: Georges Bizet. Musikal. Leitung: Ivan Repusic. Insz.: Ole Anders Tandberg. Buehne: Erlend Birkeland. Kostueme: Maria Geber. Licht: Ellen Ruge. Premiere: 20.01.2018 Darst.: Clementine Margaine (Carmen), Nicole Haslett (Frasquita), Jana Kurucova (Mercedes), Heidi Stober (Micaela). Copyright: Marcus Lieberenz/ (Veroeffentlichung nur gegen Honorar und Belegexemplar!)

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