Staatsoper unter den Linden to Reopen in 2017

According to a DPA report, the Berlin Staatsoper intendant Jürgen Flimm said a reopening of the Staatsoper unter den Linden on October 3, 2017 is 99% certain. The company has been in exile at the Schiller Theater since the 2010-11 season. The extensive restoration of the house, projected to last four season, has dragged on…

Tchernaikov’s “Tsar’s Bride” Returns!

Two and a half years after it opened the 2013-14 season with a BANG, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s magnificent production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride returns to the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater. The cast is somewhat less glittery than it was at the time of the premiere, but with a staging this good its hardly a reason to complain. Here’s…