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our new video-on-demand programme for you

Our new alternative programme for you:

On the stage of the currently closed Staatsoper Unter den Linden, performances will take place again! Starting on May 22nd, every Friday at 7 pm, multidisciplinary concert programmes with musicians of the Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim, singers of the soloist ensemble, pianists of the opera house and a number of artist friends will be broadcast here on the Staatsoper website. In addition, there are some special programmes, which are presented on selected Saturdays at 7 pm. The recorded programmes will stay available for a few days on

The programme of ten dates in total includes Camille Saint-Saëns: »Le carnaval des animaux« under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim, with Polina Semionova as the Swan and Christoph Waltz as the Narrator (Friday, 12 June), an opera gala with among others Olga Peretyatko, Anna Prohaska, Elsa Dreisig, René Pape and Charles Castronovo (Saturday, June 20), liedrecitals, concerts with works by among others Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Strauss and Widmann played by chamber music ensembles, as well as Jazz and Brazilian songs. For children there will also be a moderated concert with Vivaldi's »The Four Seasons«.

An overview of the entire program:

Friday, 22 May: Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sextet op. 81b for two horns and strings
Ludwig van Beethoven: Three Scottish songs for tenor and piano trio
WITH Stephan Rügamer and members of the Staatskapelle Berlin

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Friday, May 29: Brazilian songs & tangos
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Suite for soprano and violin
Heitor Villa-Lobos and Waldemar Henrique: pieces by for soprano and six double basses as well as Argentinean and Finnish tangos for four double basses
WITH Adriane Queiroz, David Delgado and the double bassists of the Staatskapelle Berlin

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Friday, June 5: Music from Mozart to Jazz
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Harmony music for »Così fan tutte«
and music by Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss and Frank Raschke
WITH wind instruments of the Staatskapelle Berlin

Saturday, 6 June: The Four Seasons (children's concert)
Antonio Vivaldi: »Le quattro stagioni« for string ensemble and cembalo
WITH members of the Staatskapelle Berlin
MODERATION: Nadine Grenzendörfer and Anja Fürstenberg

Friday, 12 June 2020: Carnival of the Animals
Camille Saint-Saëns: »Le carnaval des animaux« for flute, clarinet, string quintet, xylophone and two pianos
WITH Polina Semionova (swan)
Christoph Waltz (speaker)
Daniel Barenboim and Thomas Guggeis (piano)
and members of the Staatskapelle Berlin

Friday, June 19: Liedrecital
Music by Mahler, Wolf, Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Dvořák 
The cast will be announced later.

Saturday, 20 June: Opera Gala
Arias from Mozart to Puccini
The cast will be announced later.

Friday, 26 June: Mendelssohn
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Octet for Strings in E flat major op. 20
WITH members of the Staatskapelle Berlin

Saturday, 27 June: Solo pieces by Elliott Carter for various instruments
WITH members of the Staatskapelle Berlin

Friday, July 3: Schumann, Widmann, Strauss
Robert Schumann: 1st movement from the violin sonata in A minor op. 105
Widmann: »Fever Fantasy« for clarinet, string quartet and piano
Richard Strauss: Violin Sonata in E flat major op. 18
WITH members of the Staatskapelle Berlin

Subject to change without notice.

The video-on-demand streams, all current information and casts can be found here:

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