Aix-en-Provence: Pelléas et Mélisande

Debussy – PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE

PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, Claude Debussy’s only complete opera, returns to Festival d’Aix-en-Provence after a 40-year absence. Inspired by Maurice Maeterlinck’s play, the mysterious story of two fallen lovers is presented in a new production filled with dream-like realism.

Festival Aix-en-Provence
Rossini – LA CENERENTOLA

Rossini – LA CENERENTOLA

If you thought you knew the story of Cinderella, then you are in for a delightful surprise with this CENERENTOLA from the Opéra de Lille. Here, the evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy a philosopher and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet.

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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner is a composer of superlatives. For Wagner, it was not enough to simply compose operas. The ‘master’, as friends and admirers such as the Bavarian king Ludwig II used to call him, wanted his works to be understood and staged as a ‘...
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Wagner - PARSIFAL

Richard Wagner’s last and most enigmatic opera PARSIFAL takes its hero on a quest which leads from the mysterious but decaying community of the Grail, through sexual awakening in Klingsor’s magic garden, towards transformation of the soul and rebirth of the devastated land.

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Wagner – THE VALKYRIE

Genius creator of the most extensive work in the history of opera, Wagner made his mighty ‘RING’ in a world where man exists alongside dwarfs, giants and gods. Director, Pierre Audi offers a simple but yet ingenious look on the fatal love story between Siegmund and Sieglinde.

04 March 2016 at 19h00 CET
William Shakespeare

Shakespeare and opera

‘All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.’ There lies quite some truth in the words of that William Shakespeare wrote for this comedy AS YOU LIKE IT. Like no other, the playwright from Stratford upon Avon succeeded in...
Komische Oper Berlin: Die Perlen der Cleopatra, Iko Freese (drama-berlin.de).
03/12

Oscar Straus – THE PEARLS OF CLEOPATRA

The Giza pyramids on the shores of the very German river Spree! At the Komische Oper, director Barrie Kosky and conductor Adam Benzwi breathe new life into a long-forgotten operetta classic: THE PEARLS OF CLEOPATRA.

Komische Oper Berlin
03 December 2016 at 19h25 CET
La Monnaie: Le Coq d'or
23/12

Rimsky-Korsakov – THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

THE GOLDEN COCKEREL is a political satire in a setting in Russia. Rimsky-Korsakov’s music mixes elements of folklore and oriental influence. Laurent Pelly’s production at La Monnaie is sure to draw out the spectacular in this timeless story.

La Monnaie
23 December 2016 at 19h55 CET
Komische Oper Berlin: Orpheus, Iko Freese (drama-berlin.de)
01/01

Monteverdi - ORPHEUS

The song of Orpheus not only moves men and beasts but also nature as well. And it almost overcomes death. Monteverdi’s musical fable becomes, thanks to visionary director Barrie Kosky and composer Elena Kats-Chernin, an explosion of sensuality.

Komische Oper Berlin
01 January 2017 at 19h00 CET