Return to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden this October and November, with programming that includes the opening premiere of “Quartet” by Luca Francesconi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Mitridate, Re di Ponto” as a BAROCKTAGE premiere, music theater works from the repertoire, and concerts.
The program of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, which has been updated due to COVID-19, is now online. The program has largely been retained; the new productions and the BAROCKTAGE are taking place as planned, and adjustments have been made to the repertoire. October performances can be booked starting Friday, September 18 at 6 a.m. EST. You can still make binding reservations for all other events. Beginning in October, there will be an updated seating plan with an increased capacity of 567 seats, a reduced minimum distance of one meter, and a mask requirement for the audience.
Despite the necessary adjustments, the goal was to bring as much of the regular program onto the stage as possible in order to be able to offer an opera program again as far as possible.
Luca Francesconi’s “Quartet” is the opening premiere on October 3rd, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Mitridate, Re di Ponto” (BAROCKTAGE premiere on November 13th) will take place. In addition to the premiere, the BAROCKTAGEN 2020 also features the resumption of Claudio Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” and Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” as well as numerous concerts.
The revival of Georges Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles,” in the staging by Wim Wenders, can be experienced in the original version with a smaller choir. Olga Peretyatko and Pavol Breslik will perform October 15th, 17th, 19th and 24th.
Unfortunately, the performances of Verdi’s “Macbeth,” Wagner’s “Tannhauser,” and Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw” have been canceled. Instead there will be Italian opera galas, under the title VIVA VERDI, conducted by Simone Young on October 4th, 9th and 11th.
There are also five new dates for August Everding’s staging of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” in a shortened version without an intermission. This family-friendly classic will be performed on October 25th, 26th and 31st as well as on November 1st and 8th.