Production reviews (6)

7 feb - 7 feb 2023
Der Freischütz, Weber,  
Staatsoper Unter den Linden  | Performances (8)
  | Conductor: Alexander Soddy
 | Stage director: Michael Thalheimer
03 október 2018seenandheard-international.comMark Berry
Staatsoper Berlin’s Highly Accomplished Company Performance of Der Freischütz
Moreover, the grandeur and ambition of work, production, and orchestral performance notwithstanding, not to forget the work of the excellent chorus, there was something winningly intimate, in the opéra comique tradition to what we saw and heard from the singers on stage. That is not to suggest a lack of vocal scale, but simply to point to their convincing performances as characters o...
7 feb - 7 feb 2023
Elektra, Strauss,R,  
Staatsoper Unter den Linden  | Performances (4)
  | Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
 | Stage director: Patrice Chéreau
29 január 2019bachtrack.comSarah Schnoor
Irre und traurig: Familiendrama Elektra an der Staatsoper Berlin
Ricarda Merbeth verkörperte eine Elektra, die in ihren eigenen Gedanken gefangen ist. Schon mit den Rufen nach „Agamemnon“ ergriff sie die Herzen des Publikums. Ihre starke Stimme mit großem Vibrato, kann nicht nur markerschütternd sein, sondern auch überraschend fein und warm, als sie die Rückkehr ihres Bruders Orest besang. Sie wurde immer mehr zur Elektra und selbst in den hohen L...
7 feb - 7 feb 2023
Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss,R,  
Staatsoper Unter den Linden  | Performances (3)
  | Conductor: Antonello Manacorda
 | Stage director: Hans Neuenfels
16 jún 2015www.tagesspiegel.deDer Tagesspiegel
Carrion delicacies
"Miraculous music of transformation spills out of the orchestra pit. Ingo Metzmacher manages a remarkable evening there with the Staatskapelle Berlin: The permanent fine-tuning that Strauss demands of his orchestra between the conversational tone and the power center works almost without a hitch. Metzmacher even manages to bring out the modernity of the score without suffering any ma...
7 feb - 7 feb 2023
Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss,R,  
Staatsoper Unter den Linden  | Performances (5)
  | Conductor: Simone Young
 | Stage director: André Heller-Lopes
10 február 2020www.sueddeutsche.deJulia Spinola
The multimedia talent Heller brings Richard Strauss' "Rosenkavalier" to the stage in Berlin together with the conductor Zubin Mehta, who is in love with the beguiling sense of sound.
A more magnificent, more tasteful, more opulent "Rosenkavalier" has hardly ever been seen. André Heller, multimedia artist and full-time dream inventor, has set out to create an ideal setting for his debut as an opera director, with "sensuousness, beauty and accuracy", as he puts it, in which the full mastery of Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss can unfold could. The Berlin S...
7 feb - 7 feb 2023
Hänsel und Gretel, Humperdinck,  
Staatsoper Unter den Linden  | Performances (5)
  | Conductor: Thomas Guggeis
 | Stage director: Achim Freyer
11 december 2017www.faz.netFAZ
Drunk with dreams and drives
And Sebastian Weigle, once the horn player of the Staatskapelle, now leads the opera as a conductor with a deep understanding of the forest romance and the sensitivity of the fairy tale tone: he places the orchestra's most cautious pianissimo under the enchantingly clear voices of Katrin Wundsam as Hansel and Elsa Dreisig as Gretel. "
11 december 2017www.faz.netFAZ
With hoop skirts and Spanish ruffles
That is certainly the greatest architectural and acoustic treasure of this house: proximity. In Achim Freyer's production of “Hansel and Gretel” you sit inside a child's heart. It is a dark room of dreams and lust, of fear and wishes, of a fantasy that gives birth to the monstrous: a garden spider as God in heaven, a giant cat with white mice sticking to its tongue, and a witch with ...