Waltz’s “Roméo” Opens Berlin Opera Season

Sasha Waltz’s sleek staging of Berlioz’s “symphonie dramatique” Roméo et Juliette at the Deutsche Oper Berlin opens a heady opera season in the German capital, with only four performances between Friday, 2 September and Tuesday 6 September. Waltz has a strong claim to being Germany’s most influential living choreographer and her 2007 production, seen previously in Paris…

Preparing for a Glorious Week of Opera

Yes, yes. When it comes to opera, Berlin is indeed an embarrassment of riches. And while the opera season in the US has been over for the past month, and the summer festival season is still a month and change off, Berlin’s three opera houses are still going strong through mid-July. The coming week features one…

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…

Daily Recommendation: Sasha Waltz does Sacre at the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

The Berlin choreographer Sasha Waltz, one of the most exciting choreographers working today (and since Pina Bausch’s death a contender for the title of greatest living choreographer) celebrates the 20th anniversary of her troupe “Sasha Waltz & Guests” this year. Not surprisingly, she has secured a number of important commissions to celebrate the milestone, including…