Annette Dasch, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Sydney Mancasola Among Stars of Komische Oper Berlin 2020-21 SeasonBy David Salazar
(Credit: Jan Windszus Photography, 3 D Art: Sven Windszus)
Komische Oper Berlin has unveiled its 2020-21 season.
The first new production of the year will be “Katya Kabanova” will be directed by Jetske Mijnssen and will star Maria Bengtsson, Maria Fiselier, Magnus Vigilius, and Doris Lamprech, among others. Giedre Sleyte conducts.
Performance Dates: Sept. 26, 2020 -June 30, 2021
Paul Abraham’s operetta “Die Blume von Hawaii” will be conducted by Koen Schoots with Katharina Thalbach, Alma Sadé, Tansel Akzeybek, Johannes Dunz, and Jörn-Felx Alt, among others.
Performance Dates: Dec. 20, 30, 2020
Tobias Kratzer directs a production of “Der Ziguenerbaron.” Dominik Köninger, Christoph Späth, Thomas Blondelle, Alma Sadé, Helene Schneiderman, and Nadja Mchantaf headline the cast. Stefan Soltesz conducts.
Performance Dates: Jan. 30-July 4, 2021
Kurt Weill’s “Der Silbersee” will directed by Tilo Nest and will feature soloists from the Komische Oper Berlin. HK Gruber conducts.
Performance Dates: Feb. 10, 12, 2021
Stefan Huber will direct “Die Fledermaus” with Tobias Bonn, Christoph Marti, Rolf Sommer, Stefanie Dietrich, and Gabriela Ryffel, among others.
Performance Dates: March 13-April 21, 2021
Barrie Kosky directs a production of Rameau’s “Les Boréades.” Anne-Catherine Gillet stars alongside Emmanuelle de Negri, Mathias Vidal, Tom Erik Lie, and Philipp Meierhöfer. Konrad Junghänel conducts.
Performance Dates: March 27-July 3, 2021
Evgeny TItov will direct Enescu’s “Oedipe” with Leigh Melrose, Jens Larsen, Joachim Goltz, and Vazgen Gazaryan, among others. Ainars Rubkis conducts.
Performance Dates: May 14-July 1, 2021
Barrie Kosky will direct Offenbach’s “Orpheus in der Unterwelt” with Tansel Akzeybek, Sydney Mancasola, Max Hopp, and Jennifer Larmore, among others. Adrien Perruchon conducts.
Performance Dates: June 5-29, 2021
Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Thomas Thieme rotate the title role in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann.” Other cast members include Karolina Gumos, Andrew Foster-Williams, and Nicole Chevalier, among others. Alevtina Ioeffe conducts.
Performance Dates: Sept. 5-Nov. 8, 2020
Jaromír Weinberger’s “Frühlingsstrüme” gets a revival with Stefan Kurt, Mirka Wagner, Alma Sadé, Kim-Lillian Strebel, and Dominik Köninger. Ivo Hentschel conducts.
Performance Dates: Feb. 5-March 12, 2021
Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” gets a revival headlined by Akzeybek, Fabio Capitanucci, Philipp Meierhöfer, Karolina Gumos, and Kristina Stanek. Elisa Gogou conducts.
Performance Dates: April 5-June 10, 2021
Max Hopp, Katharine Mehrling, Carsten Sabrowski, Susanne Häusler, and Johannes Dunz star in “My Fair Lady,” which will be conducted by Peter Christian Feigel.
Performance Dates: Sept. 12-Dec. 31, 2020
Oscar Straus’ “Die Perlen der Cleopatra” stars Dagmar Manzel, Stefan Sevenich, Dominik Köninger, and Tayla Lieberman. Adam Benzwi conducts.
Performance Dates: Feb. 24-June 26, 2021
Prokofiev’s “The Love of Two Oranges” will star Agnes Zwierko, Philipp Meierhöfer, Jens Larsen, Rubert Charlesworth, Maria Fiselier, and Zoltan Nagy. Hendrik Vestmann conducts.
Performance Dates: Jan. 8-Feb. 21, 2021
Jerry Bock’s “Anatevka” will star Markus John, Max Hopp, Dagmar Manzel, Alma Sadé, and Talya Lieberman, among others. Koen Schoots conducts.
Performance Dates: Dec. 13, 2020-June 9, 2021
Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade’s famed “Die Zauberflöte” will star Alma Sadé, Kim-Lillian Strebel, Tansel Akzeybek, Joel Prieto, Aaron Blake, Olga Jelinkova, Antonina Vesenina, So Young Park, Evan Hughes, and Tom Erik Lie, among others. Jordan de Souza and David Reiland conduct multiple casts.
Performance Dates: Nov. 6, 2020-June 27, 2021
“Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer” wll be conducted by Ivo Hentschel and stars Georgina Melville, Natasha Sallès, Lukas Der, Carsten Sabrowski, and Dominik Köninger, among others.
Performance Dates: April 14-June 16, 2021
Kim-Lilian Strebel takes on the title role of “Rusalka” alongside Sung Min Song, Agnes Zwierko, and Karolina Gumos, among others. Ainars Rubikis conducts.
Performance Dates: Feb. 20-March 25, 2021
Natalya Pavlova and Francesca take on the lead role in Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Ainars Rubikis conducting.
Performance Dates: Oct. 10-Nov. 27, 2021
Oscar Straus “Eine Frau, die weiß, as sie will!” will be conducted by Adam Benzwi and stars Darmar Manzel and Max Hopp.
Performance Dates: Jan 9-April 23, 2021
Soprano Annette Dasch will perform music of Strauss, Bloch, Korngold, Weill, and Porter under the music direction of Marc Piollet.
Performance Dates: Jan 15, 2021
Soprano Dagmar Manzel leads a concert of music by Heymann, Hollaender, Offenbach, Schumann, Oehring, and Eisler, among others.
Performance Date: Nov. 29, 2020
Barrie Kosky and Kathine Mehrling will take on music by Kurt Weill.
Performance Dates: Nov. 20, 2020 -Jan. 24, 2021
Barrie Kosky will join forces with Alma Sadé and Helene Schneiderman in a concert entitled “Farges mikh nit Jiddische Operttenlieder.”
Performance Date: May 12, 2021
Soprano Alma Sadé and mezzo-soprano Maria Fiselier appear in a concert featuring music of Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Trojan, and Tchaikovsky under the musical direction of Ainars Rubikis.
Performance Date: June 18, 2021