It has been about two hundred years since a choir of professional singers first took part in performances at the Berlin Court Opera. With the premieres of Gaspare Spontini’s »Olimpia« at Unter den Linden in May and of Carl Maria von Weber’s »Der Freischütz« at Schinkel’s new Schauspielhaus on the Gendarmenmarkt in June 1821, today’s Staatsopernchor was born.
It brought together permanent singers who have since appeared in musical theater productions and concerts, with their voices and their personalities. This anniversary is cause for celebration, for the 80 or so members of the choir and their leadership as well as for the State Opera as a whole and also the audience.
€ 50,000 for a grand piano
We would like to express our deepest gratitude for our member’s considerable willingness to donate in response to our appeal in support of the 200th anniversary of the Staatsopernchor. Thanks to their generosity, we will not only be able to buy the promised grand piano for the choir, but also to support the anniversary with a total of € 100.000. We will symbolically hand over the grand piano at the festive concert on December 13. In addition, we are planning an exclusive demonstration of the new grand piano for all generous donors.