New production »Le nozze di Figaro«
Based on current regulations of the Berlin Senate, the events planned as part of the »Berliner Pilotprojekt Testing« will be suspended over the Easter holidays and will be rescheduled in the period after 6 April 2021. The performance of »Le nozze di Figaro« planned for 2 April, which is already sold out, is also affected. The cultural institutions will inform about the replacement dates shortly.
With a performance of the new production of Mozart’s »Le nozze di Figaro« the Staatsoper Unter den Linden is participating in a project hosted by the senate administration for culture and Europe. The title of this project is »Perspektive Kultur« and seven other Berlin institutions are participating alongside the Staatsoper. This is the first test-run in Germany to evaluate the possible reopening of cultural events with a fully tested audience. The premiere of the new production is planned for 1 April: It will be recorded by BelAir Media and broadcast live on Mezzo TV, as well as streamed on medici.tv and www.staatsoper-berlin.de. rbbKultur will broadcast the premiere live on radio.
The project is aimed to outline a scenario for the reopening of cultural institutions and the feasibility of performances in combination with SARS-CoV-2-antigen-tests, whilst evaluating the chances and risks of such events. The tests are meant to complement the already existing hygiene and safety measures of the respective organizers, in particular the »Hygienerahmenkonzept« of the senate administration for culture and Europe. As part of the hygiene concepts of the institutions, all participating artists, as well as other personnel working on the project, will be tested. The findings of the test runs will be evaluated by all participants at the beginning of April and made available by the senate administration for culture and Europe.
All visitors have to purchase a personalized ticket and they are obliged to make a SARS-CoV-2-antigen-test on the day of the performance in one of the participating test centers. Visitors are only allowed to enter the opera house with an up to date, negative test result, their personalized ticket and a photo ID card. The tests will be free of charge for the audience participating in the project. You can find all information about the booking process for tickets and test appointments, as well as our hygiene and safety rules, here:
With Mozart’s three Da-Ponte-operas, the director Vincent Huguet and Maestro Daniel Barenboim are going on a journey through time by transforming and refining the characters. The love and suffering of young people will enter the scene in the shape of true and false emotions. In case of »Figaro«, which is the second part of this trilogy, these ways of life will be transferred to the 80’s with their special charm and style. Fast pace and slapstick will emerge as well as thoughtfulness and melancholy. The immense art of differentiality in Mozart’s wonderful oeuvre will be demonstrated vividly in the musical and scenic representations of the ensemble with, amongst others, Gyula Orendt as count Almaviva, Elsa Dreisig countess Almaviva, Nadine Sierra as Susanna, Ricardo Fassi as Figaro and well as Emily D’Angelo as Cherubino and Katharina Kammerloher as Marcellina.