2019 Berlin Festtage

2019 Berlin Festtage

Tragedy is frequently the dom­inant force in opera. The FESTTAGE 2019 show that this does not always have to be the case. Two musical comedies from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are at the heart of the FESTTAGE: Richard Wag­ner’s »Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg«, which despite its intellectual seriousness deals not least with human foibles, and Sergei Prokofiev’s rarely performed com­edy of love and errors »Betrothal in a Monastery«, the turbulent plot of which would also fit a Mozart or Rossini opera. Daniel Barenboim directs both works as well as the concert programme: The Vienna Philharmonic will perform Mahl­er’s Symphony No. 1 as well as Prokofiev’s »Symphonie classique«, which takes up the tonal language of Haydn and Mozart and transposes it, both respectfully and irreverently, to the present. Together with the Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Ne­trebko will present opera arias by Gi­useppe Verdi, flanked by his »Quattro pezzi sacri« with the Rundfunkchor Ber­lin. And the newly founded opera chil­dren’s orchestra will make its debut with Prokofiev’s »Peter and the Wolf«.

2019 Berlin Festtage
PROGRAMME SUMMARY
Fri 12 April [20h00] Vienna Philharmonic Concert [Philharmonie].
Sat 13 April [18h00] "Betrothal in a Monastery" [Prokofiev].
Sun 14 April [16h00] "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" [Wagner].
Wed 17 April [19h30] "Betrothal in a Monastery" [Prokofiev].
Thu 18 April [16h00] "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" [Wagner].
Fri 19 April [Good Friday 20h00] Staatskapelle Berlin Concert [Philharmonie].
Sat 20 April [11h00] Children's Concert; 16h00 Staatskapelle Berlin Concert [Philharmonie]
Sun 21 April [16h00] "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" [Wagner].
Mon 22 April [19h30] "Betrothal in a Monastery" [Prokofiev].

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Programme Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Die Frau ohne Schatten (Strauss, R)

2018 > September 16 | 23 | 29 October 05 | 14

Der Freischütz (Weber)

2018 > September 22 | 28 | 30 October 03 | 06

Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)

2018 > October 13 | 18 | 21 | 26

Il trovatore (Verdi)

2018 > October 27 | 31 November 03 | 08 | 11

Orfeo/Orpheus (Monteverdi)

2018 > November 17 | 18 | 23 | 30

L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)

2018 > November 24 | 26 | 28 December 01

Fidelio (Beethoven)

2018 > December 07 | 09 | 13 | 16 | 19

Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck)

2018 > December 14 | 18 | 21 | 22 | 27 | 29 2019 > January 05 | 06 | 12

Falstaff (Verdi)

2018 > December 20 | 23 | 25 2019 > January 01

Don Giovanni (Mozart)

2019 > January 20 | 25 | 30 February 08 | 10 | 12

Elektra (Strauss, R)

2019 > January 27 February 03 | 16 | 24

Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

2019 > February 01 | 07 | 15 | 22 March 02 April 25 | 27 May 02 | 08

La traviata (Verdi)

2019 > March 15 | 17 | 23 | 28 | 30

Betrothal in a Monastery (Prokofiev)

NEW PRODUCTION
2019 > April 13 | 17 | 22

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner)

NEW PRODUCTION
2019 > April 14 | 18 | 21

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner)

2019 > April 14 | 18 | 21

Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)

2019 > April 26 | 28 May 01

Tosca (Puccini)

2019 > May 03 | 05 | 09 | 12

Macbeth (Verdi)

2019 > May 23 | 26 | 30

Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy)

2019 > May 25 | 29 June 01 | 07

Tristan und Isolde (Wagner)

2019 > June 15 | 20 | 25 | 28

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