Dominik Köninger & Nadja Mchantaf Headline Komische Oper Berlin’s June Reopening

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Monika Rittershaus)

The Komische Oper Berlin has announced that it will reopen its doors for the live audiences with the premiere of Johann Strauss‘ operetta “Der Zigeunerbaron” in the new production by Tobias Kratzer on June 6, 2021. Stefan Soltesz leads the cast that includes Dominik Köninger, Thomas Blondelle, Philipp Meierhöfer, Alma Sadé, Helene Schneiderman, Alexander Fedorov, Nadja Mchantaf, and Jasmin Etezadzadeh.

The run of “Der Zigeunerbaron” will end on July 1, 2021, after a total of four performances.

The premiere of “Mondnacht” is on the repertoire on June 13, while Schoenberg’s musical melodrama “Pierrot Lunaire” will be performed between June 23 and June 30.

The Komische Oper Berlin has been allowed to reopen after a seven-month long hiatus due to the circumstances surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The opera house ended its regular season on May 3 due to a lack of planning but reiterated its wish to display “Der Zigeunerbaron” in June if the circumstances permitted.

The current seven-day incidence in Berlin stands at 35, thus allowing the reopening of cultural venues under strict hygiene rules.