About the Event

Conductor Adam Benzwi and director Barrie Kosky take you on a journey to old Egypt, where things look a lot like Berlin. Oscar Straus' operetta, 'The Pearls of Cleopatra', is a mix of cabaret, jazz, and late Romanticism, a witty satire on the middle class conservatism of the time.

With the Nile running dry and the Roman army on her doorstep, Cleopatra is already busy as it is. In addition, she is in a very bad mood, as all that she wants is a 'little Egyptian flirting.' She finds a willing lover in the Roman ambassador. The secret behind her power and her dominion over men are the pearls of Cleopatra.

Cast / Production

Conductor: Adam Benzwi
Director: Barrie Kosky
Choreography: Otto Pichler
Stage Design: Rufus Didwiszus
Costume Design: Victoria Behr
Dramaturgy: Simon Berger
Choir: David Cavelius
Lighting: Diego Leetz

Cleopatra: Dagmar Manzel
Beladonis: Johannes Dunz
Silvius: Dominik Köninger
Pampylus: Stefan Sevenich
Charmian: Alma Sadé
Marcus Antonius: Peter Renz

Choir soloists of the Komische Oper Berlin
Lindenquintett Berlin

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