Strauss, Berlioz, Wenders and Gilliam Headline 2016-17 Staatsoper Berlin Season

A week after announcing next year’s Festtage lineup, the Berlin Staatsoper im Schiller Theater has unveiled its full plans for the 2016-17 season. There’s much here to be happy about, although the bulk of the offerings are co-productions that are known quantities by now, which somewhat dulls the excitement. The season will open on October 3,…

Wagner, Meyerbeer, Mozart and Britten among Deutsche Oper Berlin’s 2016-17 Premieres

  The Deutsche Oper Berlin is the first of Berlin’s three opera houses to announce their plans for the coming season. The six premieres will include a much-awaited new Huguenots from director David Alden and starring superstar tenor Juan Diego Florez. Along with Meyerbeer’s little-seen masterpiece (the single most popular opera of the 19th century), the company will…