Barrie Kosky Talks About Bringing Weimar Operetta Back to Berlin

originally published in the Jewish Daily Forward. On a freezing January evening, a large crowd gathered to watch as three stolpersteine were hammered into the sidewalk outside the Komische Oper Berlin. These brass stones commemorate victims — mostly, but not all, Jewish — of Nazi persecution. The plaques laid in front of the opera commemorated Jews…

On the Horizon: Berlin Opera in February

As Berlin enters into its coldest month, we inaugurate a new feature, a monthly forecast of the operatic offerings in the Hauptstadt. If you’re not camping out at the Berlinale (or even if you are), we can guarantee that the place you most want to be in Berlin is inside a well-heated opera house for…

The Emperor’s New Clothes

For a decade now, the Komische Oper Berlin has been presenting high-quality productions of operas for children…but by no means only for children. The Emperor’s New Clothes, which premiered on Sunday in a deliriously silly production by Lydia Steier ranks among the best, along with Mikropolis and The Snow Queen . This was the world…

Cabaret in Tipi am Kanzleramt

Here is the video trailer for Bar Jeder Vernuft’s classic production of “Cabaret,” now running at Tipi am Kanzleramt through September 1, 2013 Please check back soon for our REVIEW of the Berlin production.