Sunday, 25 May 2014

New Season 2014-2015 at the Staatsoper in Berlin

This will be the fifth season of the Staatsoper Berlin in the Schiller Theater, while the house Unter den Linden is being renovated. There will be 6 new productions :

- Giacomo Puccini : Tosca, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, directed by Alvis Hermanis ;
- Benjamin Britten : The Turn of the Screw, conducted by Ivor Bolton, directed by Claus Guth ;
- Carl Maria von Weber : Der Freischütz, conducted by Sebastian Weigle, directed by Michael Thalheimer ;
- Richard Wagner : Parsifal, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov ;
- Georg Philipp Telemann : Emma und Eginhard, conducted by René Jacobs, directed by Eva-Maria Höckmayr ;
- Richard Strauss : Ariadne auf Naxos, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, directed by Hans Neuenfels ;

The 16 following productions will be revived :

- Kurt Weill : Aufstieg unf Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, directed by Vincent Boussard ;
- Leos Janacek : From the House of the Dead, directed by Patrice Chéreau ;
- Leonard Bernstein : Candide, directed by Vincent Boussard ;
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Die Entführung aus dem Serail, directed by Michael Thalheimer ;
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Die Zauberflöte, directed by August Everding ;
- Charles Gounod : Faust, directed by Karsten Wiegand ;
- Gioachino Rossini : Il Barbiere di Siviglia, directed by Ruth Berghaus ;
- Giuseppe Verdi : La Traviata, directed by Peter Mussbach ;
- Alban Berg : Lulu, directed by Andrea Breth ;
- Giuseppe Verdi : Macbeth, directed by Peter Mussbach ;
- Toshio Hosokawa : Matsukaze, directed by Sasha Waltz ;
- Morton Feldman : Neither, directed by Katie Mitchell ;
- Richard Wagner : Tannhäuser, directed by Sasha Waltz ;
- Igor Stravinsky : The Rake's progress, directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski ;
- Richard Wagner : Tristan und Isolde, directed by Harry Kupfer ;
- Alban Berg : Wozzeck, directed by Andrea Breth.

In the Werkstatt of the Schiller Theater, 3 chamber operas are to be performed : Francis Poulenc, La Voix humaine, Marc Neikrug, Through Roses, Ernst Krenek, Tarquin.

The 22 operas in 5 languages cover a wide range of opera styles, from Telemann to Feldman. This is quite a promising season, though there are no world première. The last time a new opera was performed for the first time was in October 2010 with Metanoia by Jens Joneleit.

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