About the Event
Discover Rued Langgaard's opera 'Antikrist' in a new version by Ersan Mondtag at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
The Antichrist enters a godless world. Called by Lucifer himself, he reveals himself in many forms: through arrogance, ill‐will, lust, lies and hatred, humanity is tested and tried in the 'strife of all against all'.
Rued Langgaard's 'church opera', composed in the early 1920s and fundamentally revised by 1930, is a monolith in the composer's oeuvre, which is not lacking in exciting and unusual works.
- Rued Langgaard – Antikrist, Opera in two acts
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.