End-of-Season Festival Concert Program

With DER FREISCHÜTZ in concert, symphony concerts by the Staatskapelle Berlin, and performances by the Children’s Opera Orchestra

In addition to more performances of the celebrated new production of LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, the End-of-Season Festival includes an extensive concert program. 

On June 20 and 26, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the world premiere, Carl Maria von Weber’s DER FREISCHÜTZ can be experienced in a concert version. The Staatskapelle Berlin will play under the musical direction of Alexander Soddy. The ensemble includes Evelin Novak (Agathe), Victoria Randem (Ännchen), Stephan Rügamer (Max), Christof Fischesser (Kaspar), Reinhard Hagen (Kuno), Roman Trekel (Ottokar), Frederic Jost (Ein Eremit), Jaka Mihelač (Kilian), Klaus Christian Schreiber (Samiel, Erzähler) and the State Opera Choir.

The subscription concerts of the Staatskapelle Berlin under the musical direction of Antonio Pappano will take place on June 21st and 22nd in the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and in the Philharmonie. The program includes works by Tchaikovsky; his Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major (Op. 44) with Alexandre Kantorow as the soloist, and the orchestral suite No. 3 in G major (Op. 55).

Like hardly any other composer, Peter Tchaikovsky has mastered the art of creating impressive tones with the timbres of the instruments and the large late romantic orchestra. This is also evident in two works that are in the shadow of even more famous ones, in his highly virtuosic yet very poetic 2nd piano concerto from 1879, and in his 3rd orchestral suite composed five years later, which brings together four brilliantly orchestrated movements of different expressions and characters.

On June 19 and 20, the Children’s Opera Orchestra, a cooperation with twelve local music schools, will perform two concerts in the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Under the musical direction of Giuseppe Mentuccia, the young instrumentalists, aged 7 to 13, play dances by Camille Saint-Saëns and Peter I. Tchaikovsky as well as chamber music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, and Harold Arlen. The concert will be moderated by Benjamin Stöwe. 

During the pandemic, the more than 70 children, alternating between digital rehearsals and live rehearsals in the opera house, rehearsed a diverse program with both chamber music pieces and large orchestral works. For the first time in two years, the children’s opera orchestra can now perform in public and present the rehearsal results.

The concert program is complemented by the CONCERT FOR BERLIN, which will be free of admission. The Staatskapelle Berlin will play under the direction of Daniel Barenboim. The program includes Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (Op. 26) with Yamen Saadi as soloist, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor (Op. 67). The concert is dedicated to the victims of the Israeli-Palestinian war. Tickets are issued by KulturLeben Berlin.


June 20 & 26 – Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Musical direction: Alexander Soddy

With Evelin Novak, Victoria Randem, Stephan Rügamer, Christof Fischesser, Reinhard Hagen, Roman Trekel, Frederic Jost, Jaka Mihelač, Klaus Christian Schreiber and the State Opera Choir

Staatskapelle Berlin


June 21 & 22 – State Opera Unter den Linden / Philharmonie

Musical direction: Antonio Pappano

Piano: Alexandre Kantorow

Staatskapelle Berlin


June 19 & 20 – Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Musical direction: Giuseppe Mentuccia

Moderation: Benjamin Stöwe

Children’s opera orchestra


June 23 – Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Musical direction: Daniel Barenboim

Violin: Yamen Saadi

Staatskapelle Berlin

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