Member news

  • 30 September - 2 October 2016 | International Opera Weekend of the Young Friends

    From 30 September to 2 October 2016, the 11th International Opera Weekend of our Young Friends will take place in Berlin! Young opera lovers from all over Europe come to Berlin to enjoy extraordinary performances and discover Berlin’s many cultural venues. Together they will see »Don Giovanni« at the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater, »Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg« at the Komische Oper and a concert by the Berliner Philharmoniker.


  • 1 October 2016 | Staatsoper for cinema pricing: »Don Giovanni«

     »Staatsoper for cinema pricing«: Under this slogan, the Friends and Supporters once more offer 300 young people under 35 to watch a performance at the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater for cinema pricing. This year, Mozart’s »Don Giovanni« in the fantastic staging by Claus Guth is on the program. Massimo Zanetti conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin and a great ensemble of singers around Christopher Maltman, Olga Peretyatko and Dorothea Röschmann. »Staatsoper for cinema pricing« is made possible by membership fees and donations.
  • 7 - 9 October 2016 | Symposium »450 Years Staatskapelle Berlin«

    On occasion of the Staatskapelle’s 450th anniversary in 2020, the tradition-rich history of the orchestra is examined in this series of symposiums. Under the slogan »time of crisis and time of prosperity«, you can get to know more about the development of the Königlich Preußische Hofkapelle from 1713 to 1806 during this weekend. It starts on 7 October with a little reception and a lecture at Schloss Charlottenburg. The lectures on 8 and 9 October will be held at Schiller Theater, and then you can finish the weekend on Sunday afternoon with a visit of the concert »Preußens Hofmusik« with members of the Staatskapelle Berlin at Schloss Charlottenburg.

  • 12 October 2016 | Alexander Polzin at Galerie Kornfeld

    The artist Alexander Polzin creates extraordinary paintings, drawings and sculptures – you might know his Giordano Bruno monument at Potsdamer Platz or the monument »Hommage à Paul Celan« which was unveiled in Paris in June. The model of this monument is part of the current exhibition at Galerie Kornfeld. Under Hölderlin’s quotation »Was bleibet aber, stiften die Dichter«, it assembles works by Alexander Polzin which deal with literature, poets and authors. Alexander Polzin, who also works as a stage designer, always enters in an intensive dialogue with music, theatre, contemporary and historic literature and history of art in his work. The artist personally guides us through the exhibition and shows us works that are inspired by Thomas Brasch (with whom he had a close friendship), trace to Dante’s »Divine Comedy« or were inspired by Ernest Hemingway, Bertolt Brecht or Heiner Müller. With wine and some finger food we let the evening fade away.

    Photo: View of Alexander Polzin’s exhibition »Was bleibet aber, stiften die Dichter« (Hölderlin)

  • 16 October 2016 | Sunday shopping at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus

    Go shopping in favor of the Staatsoper at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus and meanwhile get to see artists of the Staatsoper live on stage – it’s once again possible on 16 October. On the occasion of the 10th jubilee of this »Sunday for the Staatsoper«, the Staatsoper shows all its facets at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus: Listen to world-acclaimed soprano Waltraud Meier in a talk, Elsa Dreisig – member of the Staatsoper’s Opera Studio – as Euridice, performances by members of the Staatskapelle Berlin and much more. Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus donates all daily sales to our association for the benefit of the Staatsoper. This commitment of the Dussmann Group over so many years is really extraordinary and we cordially thank them!

  • 23 November 2016 | »Spaghetti tutti«: Eating spaghetti with the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Orchestra Academy

    While eating pasta together, we get to know musicians of the Staatskapelle Berlin outside the orchestra pit. This time, the evening is dedicated to the young musicians of the Orchestra Academy at the Staatsoper. During a two-year fellowship, they refine their education and get to know the work and daily routine of a top class orchestra. You can get to know a lot of interesting things about the experiences and challenges of working in one of the most renowned orchestras worldwide and talk with their mentors in a relaxing atmosphere.
  • 16 - 23 January 2017 | Trip to New York with Daniel Barenboim & the Staatskapelle Berlin

    In January 2017, we will accompany the Staatskapelle Berlin to New York, where it will play together with Daniel Barenboim for the first time in the history of the Carnegie Hall the complete Bruckner-cycle. A very special musical event which will be especially honored by a reception in the German Consulate General as well as a charity-gala-evening. Of course on this occasion, we are looking forward to seeing our American Friends again.




  • 28 - 30 June 2017 | Trip to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie

    Music lovers from all over the world are excitedly looking forward to the opening of the Elbphilharmonie. The Staatskapelle Berlin with its Maestro Daniel Barenboim also belongs to those top-class orchestras invited to give a concert during the opening season. We have reserved tickets for their program with works by Wagner and Bruckner and would be happy if you would like to go on the journey with us! The impressive building surrounded by water not only houses two concert halls, but also an exclusive 5*-hotel in which we will stay. On the day of our arrival, we will visit Puccini’s »Madama Butterfly« in the staging of Vincent Boussard and with costumes by Christian Lacroix and will also have a look behind the scenes of Hamburg’s Staatsoper.

    Tour operator: Discovery Fernreisen Berlin