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FROM OPER LEIPZIG, AND THE DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN
I have clipped them and translated them automatically using DeepL.com , which is an excellent translation site, but all translation programs need human editing, so I can’t vouch that these are 100% accurate.. They are should give you an idea of operatic and theatrical life in Germany today.
Press Release: The DOB opens it’s 2018-19 Season with stage machinery and lighting completely repaired after last Season’s fire-sprinkler disaster.
The stage technology, which was severely damaged during the water disaster, has been completely restored at the start of the 2018/19 season. The turntable, the lighting system and the upper machinery were the last hurdles which – after the repair work already carried out under high pressure during ongoing productions – could only be overcome during the time without performances. Now every performance shows itself again in the sequence and the light that the teams of directors have created for the productions. The first performance is on 25 August Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, followed by the repertoire classics: Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA and Rossini’s DER BARBIER VON SEVILLA, before Sasha Waltz’s reading of Hector Berlioz’ ROMEO UND JULIETTE returns to the programme from 6 September. The main parts are danced in this series of performances by stars of the Paris National Ballet.
Together with our audience we celebrate the big season opening party on September 1st from 2 pm, to which we invite children and adults to workshops, participation concerts with the orchestra musicians as well as with the choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Chamber concerts, a technical show, performances by the children’s choir, rehearsal visits to the Staatsballett Berlin and costume rehearsals should be highly attractive for every taste. From 8 p.m. the choir, orchestra and soloists of the house will present highlights from the opera repertoire with melodies from FLEDERMAUS, HOFFMANNS ERZÄHLUNGEN and DER BARBIER VON SEVILLA.
We are dedicating a separate exhibition to the artist, whose drawings will shape the face of the house in the new season. Draughtsman Christoph Niemann, one of the world’s best-known illustrators, has been inspired by the striking building and its interior to create a series of motifs that show his typical, playful and subtle style. In addition to these motifs, which you will encounter again on posters, tickets and T-shirts, Niemann is showing further works in an exhibition that will open in the foyer of the Deutsche Oper Berlin on August 27.