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Arabella: Deutsche Oper Berlin

Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin — Main stage

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Discover Richard Strauss's famous opera 'Arabella' in a new version by Tobias Kratzer at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

At first glance, the libretto Arabella von Hofmannsthal is a comedy of errors. Through the music of Richard Strauss, who pulls out all the stops of his orchestral art, from the late romantic sound of noise to the most modern disharmonics, a subtle, colorful panorama emerges of a society in upheaval, whose late bourgeois values are crumbling. One's own identity and interpersonal relationships have to be tested anew.

For director Tobias Kratzer and his team, the ambivalences of the acting characters, right down to the last quirky supporting character, are a welcome source of inspiration for thinking about historical role models and modern identity. The detailed staging, in which the real play plot is repeatedly contrasted, supplemented and commented on with cinematic virtuality, is intended to give the viewer the opportunity to experience the musical richness with often surprising changes of perspective between private emotional chaos and social norm.

In German language with German and English surtitles


  • Strauss, Richard – Arabella, lyric comedy in three acts (1933)
Program is subject to change

Cast / Production

Conductor Sir Donald Runnicles
Director Tobias Kratzer
Set‐design, Costume‐design Rainer Sellmaier
Light‐design Stefan Woinke
Video Jonas Dahl
Video Manuel Braun
Chorus Director Jeremy Bines
Dramaturgy Bettina Bartz
Count Waldner Albert Pesendorfer
Adelaide Doris Soffel
Arabella Rachel Willis‐Sørensen
Zdenka Elena Tsallagova
Mandryka Russell Braun
Matteo Robert Watson
Count Elemer Thomas Blondelle
Count Dominik Kyle Miller
Count Lamoral N. N.
Fiakermilli Hyeyoung Moon
fortuneteller Alexandra Hutton
Chorus Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Orchestra Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin


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