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Symphony concert as part of the Musikfest Berlin

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Main Stage, Berlin, Germany
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Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Berlin, Germany
Starts at: 20:00
Duration: 1h 30min

E-tickets: Print at home or at the box office of the event if so specified. You will find more information in your booking confirmation email.

You can only select the category, and not the exact seats.
If you order 2 or 3 tickets: your seats will be next to each other.
If you order 4 or more tickets: your seats will be next to each other, or, if this is not possible, we will provide a combination of groups of seats (at least in pairs, for example 2+2 or 2+3).

Cast
Performers
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Soprano: Federica Lombardi
Soprano: Lilit Davtyan
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Tenor: Thomas Cilluffo
Creators
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Composer: Luigi Nono
Composer: Ottorino Respighi
Programme
Ottorino Respighi: Feste romane (Roman Festivals)
Luigi Nono: Canti di vita e d’amore: Sul ponte di Hiroshima for soprano, tenor and orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello: Act IV
Overview

Works by Ottorino Respighi, Luigi Nono and Giuseppe Verdi

Italia noir: the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper presents a sultry evening of Italian music. In the acoustic equivalent of cinemascope, Ottorino Respighi transports the orchestra to the bloodthristy arena of ancient Rome, Luigi Nono counters the horrors of the present with life and love. And Giuseppe Verdi’s OTELLO is one of the most tragic of operas – here we hear the finale.

In the first section of his vividly realised sound fresco “Feste romane” Ottorino Respighi leads his audience directly into the ancient Circus Maximus, where the Emperor Nero has a group of martyrs thrown to the lions: the strings take on their choral part, while clarinets, bassoons and trombones imitate the growls of the animals with naturalistic glissandi. By contrast, in his “Canti di vita e d’amore” from 1962, Luigi Nono rejected cruelty in any form, although all three parts are concerned with different aspects of violence and oppression and look for possible ways of counteracting criminal insanity. The bridge in Hiroshima referred to in the subtitle is one indication of this. Alongside these two works, Sir Donald Runnicles and the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin will also perform Act Four of Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic opera OTELLO, in which the hero (Otello), his unjustly accused wife (Desdemona) and a cold-blooded plotter (Iago) meet in a conventionally-gendered triangle. No other Italian opera composer of the 19th century dealt as ruthlessly with death in his stage works as Verdi: at the very beginning of his career he noted that opera should make its audience feel “tears, horror and death through singing.” He undoubtledly succeeded in this in Act Four of OTELLO, where the orchestra plays a prominent part in its spellbinding effect: sombre chords in the deepest possible instrumental register leave no doubt at the end that the death of the fallen hero will bring no redemption.

Venue Info

Deutsche Oper Berlin - Berlin
Location   Bismarckstraße 35

Venue's Capacity: 1698

The Deutsche Oper Berlin is an opera company located in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, Germany. The resident building is the country's second-largest opera house and also home to the Berlin State Ballet. Since 2004 the Deutsche Oper Berlin, like the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin State Opera), the Komische Oper Berlin, the Berlin State Ballet, and the Bühnenservice Berlin (Stage and Costume Design), has been a member of the Berlin Opera Foundation.

The company's history goes back to the Deutsches Opernhaus built by the then independent city of Charlottenburg—the "richest town of Prussia"—according to plans designed by Heinrich Seeling from 1911. It opened on November 7, 1912 with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio, conducted by Ignatz Waghalter. In 1925, after the incorporation of Charlottenburg by the 1920 Greater Berlin Act, the name of the resident building was changed to Städtische Oper (Municipal Opera).

With the Nazi seizure of power in 1933, the opera was under control of the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. Minister Joseph Goebbels had the name changed back to Deutsches Opernhaus, competing with the Berlin State Opera in Mitte controlled by his rival, the Prussian minister-president Hermann Göring. In 1935, the building was remodeled by Paul Baumgarten and the seating reduced from 2300 to 2098. Carl Ebert, the pre-World War II general manager, chose to emigrate from Germany rather than endorse the Nazi view of music, and went on to co-found the Glyndebourne opera festival in England. He was replaced by Max von Schillings, who acceded to enact works of "unalloyed German character". Several artists, like the conductor Fritz Stiedry and the singer Alexander Kipnis, followed Ebert into emigration. The opera house was destroyed by a RAF air raid on 23 November 1943. Performances continued at the Admiralspalast in Mitte until 1945. Ebert returned as general manager after the war.

After the war, in what was now West Berlin, the company, again called Städtische Oper, used the nearby Theater des Westens; its opening production was Fidelio, on 4 September 1945. Its home was finally rebuilt in 1961 but to a much-changed, sober design by Fritz Bornemann. The opening production of the newly named Deutsche Oper, on 24 September, was Mozart's Don Giovanni.

Past Generalmusikdirektoren (GMD, general music directors) have included Bruno Walter, Kurt Adler, Ferenc Fricsay, Lorin Maazel, Gerd Albrecht, Jesús López-Cobos, and Christian Thielemann. In October 2005, the Italian conductor Renato Palumbo was appointed GMD as of the 2006/2007 season. In October 2007, the Deutsche Oper announced the appointment of Donald Runnicles as their next Generalmusikdirektor, effective August 2009, for an initial contract of five years. Simultaneously, Palumbo and the Deutsche Oper mutually agreed to terminate his contract, effective November 2007.

On the evening of 2 June 1967, Benno Ohnesorg, a student taking part in the German student movement, was shot in the streets around the opera house. He had been protesting against the visit to Germany by the Shah of Iran, who was attending a performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute.

In 1986 the American Berlin Opera Foundation was founded.

In April 2001, the Italian conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli died at the podium while conducting Verdi's Aida, at age 54.

In September 2006, the Deutsche Oper's Intendantin (general manager) Kirsten Harms drew criticism after she cancelled the production of Mozart's opera Idomeneo by Hans Neuenfels, because of fears that a scene in it featuring the severed heads of Jesus, Buddha and Muhammad would offend Muslims, and that the opera house's security might come under threat if violent protests took place. Critics of the decision include German Ministers and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The reaction from Muslims has been mixed — the leader of Germany's Islamic Council welcomed the decision, whilst a leader of Germany's Turkish community, criticising the decision, said:

This is about art, not about politics ... We should not make art dependent on religion — then we are back in the Middle Ages.

At the end of October 2006, the opera house announced that performances of Mozart's opera Idomeneo would then proceed. Kirsten Harms, after announcing in 2009 that she would not renew her contract beyond 2011, was bid farewell in July of that year.

Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Berlin, Germany
Starts at: 20:00
Duration: 1h 30min
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