Staatsoper für alle ("State Opera for Everyone") is the name of an annual classical concert under the baton of Daniel Barenboim in the heart of Berlin. For one day, the award-winning orchestra of the State Opera Berlin assembles on a temporary stage at Bebelplatz in Berlin-Mitte to play a number of pieces. The concert is very popular among Berliners and tourists - and completely free of charge.
Classical music in a casual atmosphere
To ensure good acoustics and create an intimate, occasion-appropriate atmosphere, Bebelplatz and sections of the boulevard Unter den Linden are closed for traffic for the time of the concert. Visitors may bring collapsible chairs, blankets, picnic hampers and beverages to the concert area.
Programme of Staatsoper für alle 2018
This year's Staatsoper für alle features two days of open-air classical music: On 16 June (12:00) the Staatskapelle Berlin under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim will perform works by Gioachino Rossini and Claude Debussy as well as Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps". On the following day from 18:00 there will be a live broadcast of the sold out Staatsoper premiere of Verdis "Macbeth" with Plácido Dómingo in the title role and Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth.