By David Salazar
On Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden will kick off its 2022-23 season with a unique showcase open to all Berliners.
Between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., the company will open its doors, allowing audiences a unique experience to enter the opera house and engage with a diverse program.
At 11 a.m., members of the Staatskapelle Berlin will perform chamber music by Schubert at the Great Hall. At 1 p.m., ensemble soloists will take the stage to perform music by Monteverdi, Wagner, Grieg, Puccini, and Janacek. From 3:30 – 4:30, the ballet company will rehearse an excerpt from “Giselle.”
In addition to the showcases in the Big Hall, there will also be performances in the Courtyard. At 11 am. The Staatsopernchor will deliver music from “La Traviata, “Il Trovatore,” and “Carmen.” There will also be a performance by the horn section of the opera children’s orchestra as well as appearances from the ensemble of the children’s opera house. The International Opera Studio will also present an arias program and the Apollo Choir and the Youth Choir of the Staatsoper will present a program at 4 p.m. The courtyard events conclude with a performance from the children’s choir at 5 p.m.
In the evening, the company will present a performance of “Giselle.”