The 2021-2022 season opener at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, an opening party, Staatsoper for All, opera performances, and concerts…
The Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim are guests at the Lucerne Festival, with a concert on August 27. Following their return, the 2021-2022 season at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden begins the next day, August 28, with an opening party as well as the first opera performance of the season, Beethoven’s FIDELIO staged by Harry Kupfer, in which Matthias Goerne makes his role debut as Don Pizarro (further performances on September 3, 11, & 19).
Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY, directed by Eike Gramss and conducted by Massimo Zanetti, can be seen again on August 29 for the first time since the 2016-2017 season and for the first time ever in the renovated Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Aleksandra Kurzak sings the title role, and Roberto Alagna the role of Pinkerton (further performances on September 1 & 4, and October 10, 14, 17, 21 & 23). Another resumption at the start of the season is Verdi’s FALSTAFF with Michael Volle in the title role (beginning September 5).
On September 18, the new production of Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, directed by Vincent Huguet and under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim, will be live for the first time in the opera house. The public premiere will also be broadcast live on Bebelplatz as part of STAATSOPER FÜR ALLE (Staatsoper for All). The Staatsoper for All weekend, which is taking place thanks to BMW, will be rounded off on Sunday (September 19) by a live concert on Bebelplatz with the Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim, and the Staatsopernchor. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Staatsopernchor, which will be celebrated in 2021-2022, major opera choruses from well-known works are on the program, followed by Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 2.
The first subscription concert of the Staatskapelle Berlin will take place on September 6 & 8 under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, with Martha Argerich as soloist. The program includes symphonies 1 & 2 as well as Robert Schumann’s piano concerto. In addition to the symphony concerts this season, the chamber concerts of the Staatskapelle Berlin will focus on Robert Schumann. The first chamber concerts of this series will take place on September 7 & 22 in the Apollosaal.
The season opening premiere will take place on October 3 with the premiere of COSÌ FAN TUTTE. Daniel Barenboim and Vincent Huguet are continuing their Mozart-Da-Ponte cycle, which will be performed twice during FESTTAGE 2022.
Taking into account the applicable COVID security measures, the Staatsoper will again be offering full occupancy of the seating plan from September 18 until further notice. Advance booking for October, November, the BAROCKTAGE 2021, and the FESTTAGE cycles starts on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 6am EST. Tickets can be ordered by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and online.