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Tosca

This Tosca-production is deserved of listed status after a performance history stretching back over half a century. more

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Hofmannsthal wrote to Strauss in 1911 that the new opera was to ZAUBERFLÖTE as the ROSENKAVALIER was to FIGARO. And indeed, much in this work is reminiscent of Mozart's "grand opera": the encounter between... more

Salome

Claus Guth banishes all orientalism and looks at his title heroine with a dissecting, psychoanalytical eye. more

Turandot

Princess Turandot does not want to be anyone’s bride. And she is willing to do anything to protect her independence. Her strategy so far for ridding herself of burdensome suitors has been this: anyone... more

Lucia di Lammermoor

A historicised staging forms the backdrop for Lucia's tragedy, which is negotiated as a pledge of military alliances. Her heart belongs to Edgardo, the mortal enemy of her brother Enrico, who has other... more

Aida

The Deutsche Oper Berlin presents this new production of the famous Verdi opera. more

The Cunning Little Vixen

This cheerful, melancholy work about a cunning vixen is not called a "Czech Midsummer Night's Dream" for nothing. The figures of the animal and human worlds are closely interwoven here to create an allegory... more

Der Zwerg (The Dwarf)

Zemlinsky's DER ZWERG tells the double drama of a man of small stature: his disability makes him the object of ridicule and contempt by society, and the fact that he himself is unaware of his disability... more

La traviata

In setting »La Dame aux Camélias« to music, Verdi explored, in a shockingly direct way, two big themes of the 19th century: prostitution and consumption. Götz Friedrich’s production stresses the futility... more

La fiamma

Impressive songs and colossal tableaux accompany a story of intrigue, power struggles and an affair between stepmother and son in Ottorino Respighi's last great opera. Surrounded by political battles,... more

Les Vêpres Siciliennes

The rebellion of Sicily against its French occupiers in 1282, known as the "Sicilian Vespers", could easily be linked to Verdi's present and the conquest and colonisation of Algeria that began in 1830.... more

Rigoletto

In his opera about the hunchbacked court jester, Verdi took the tension between the improbabilities of the plot and the emotional overwhelming power of musical theatre to extremes. Jan Bosse's production... more

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