About the Event
Enter the dramatic universe of Giuseppe Verdi's 'Aida', as interpreted by the award‐winning stage director, Benedikt von Peter, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Far from the bombastic parades for which 'Aida' is most famous, Benedikt von Peter sees the opera as an intimate story of love and societal pressure. He distributes the musicians throughout the theater, breaking down traditional boundaries and emphasizing the power of the 'public eye', which follows the young Egyptian officer, Radames.
Radames hopes to gain power and the hand of the enslaved Ethiopian princess, Aida. But the Pharaoh intends for Radames to marry his daughter Amneris. When Aida's and Radames' love is discovered, they make the ultimate choice.
In Italian, with German and English surtitles.
Please note: This production has a special seating arrangement. The orchestra and choir will be placed within the theater.
- Giuseppe Verdi – Aida
Cast / Production
Il re — Andrew Harris, Patrick Guetti (10.02.2024 | 17.02.2024)
Amneris — Yulia Matochkina
Aida — Sondra Radvanovsky
Radames — Jorge Puerta
Ramfis — Byung Gil Kim
Amonasro — Jordan Shanahan
Un messaggero — Attilio Glaser
Una sacerdotessa — Sua Jo
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin is the biggest opera house in the German capital, and a member of the Berlin Opera Foundation established in the early 1900s. The original building was destroyed during the Second World War, but was eventually replaced, and the new theater opened in 1961 - six weeks after construction began on the Berlin Wall. Serving West Berlin, its sober, linear design avoids anything that might distract vistiors from the performance. The repertoire of the theater focuses on the great classics such as Mozart, Verdi and Strauss, but frequently presents contemporary opera as well. The Chorus of the Deutsche Oper has been named 'Chorus of the Year' many times for its outstanding performances.