A brother in the spirit of artistic Director, Barrie Kosky is dedicated to the upcoming season of Comic Opera: the Greek God Dionysus. For the season opening Kosky brings together with the conductor Vladimir Jurowski "The Bassarids" by Hans Werner Henze, a mythical story, he those of Dionysus and the Power of intoxication. Existential thing as temptation, life and Lust, madness and death, it is in "The Rake's Progress" by Igor Stravinsky. The Russian Director Kirill Serebrennikov, whose house arrest lifted in surprise, returns to the Komische Oper Berlin. Verdi's "La Traviata", in turn, is brought by the Director Nicola Raab on the stage. The members of the ensemble, Nadja Mchantaf and Vera-Lotte Böcker, then type in the change of their role debuts in the title role.
two works of the once-famous, now largely forgotten Jewish-Czech composer Jaromír Weinberger wants to dig up the Comic Opera 2019/20: "Schwanda", the bagpiper from the year 1927, at the time, a success all over the world - and one of the few late-romantic music, theater Comedy. And on the other the operetta "spring storms", the Weinberger wrote specifically for the Tenor Superstar Richard Tauber. It came out in January 1933, the last operetta of the Weimar Republic and has not been played since. For Kosky's new production is orchestrated, the score is considered to be missing.
concert trilogy about escape
Richard Jones staged Handel's "Jephta", the musical line has early music specialist Christian Curnyn. And traditionally, shortly before Christmas, Concertante operetta this time there will be a German premiere: "Dschainah" by Paul Abraham is listen 84 years after the Vienna premiere now finally in Berlin. Relation to the period of the 1920s and 1930s, the Chanson evening "I want to also' I'm a chicken!" with Anne Sofie von Otter and Wolfram Koch.More about
Russian Director Serebrennikov from house arrest
And, of course, there is Opera in the world premiere of a children released. This time, Michael ende's "Jim button and Luke the engine driver" is the template. In an "escape" titled concert-trilogy music are also musicians with very different Escape backgrounds from the emigrate, Immigrate and Stay tell.