Berliner Operngruppe

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The Berliner Operngruppe is a German opera society with its own chorus and orchestra, based in Berlin, with the mission to revive rarely played Italian operas in Berlin. Since 2013 the semi-staged performances take place in Konzerthaus Berlin am Gendarmenmarkt. [1]

Opera artform combining sung text and musical score in a theatrical setting

Opera is a form of theatre in which music has a leading role and the parts are taken by singers, but is distinct from musical theater. Such a "work" is typically a collaboration between a composer and a librettist and incorporates a number of the performing arts, such as acting, scenery, costume, and sometimes dance or ballet. The performance is typically given in an opera house, accompanied by an orchestra or smaller musical ensemble, which since the early 19th century has been led by a conductor.

Berlin Capital of Germany

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,748,148 (2018) inhabitants make it the second most populous city proper of the European Union after London. The city is one of Germany's 16 federal states. It is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, and contiguous with its capital, Potsdam. The two cities are at the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region, which is, with about six million inhabitants and an area of more than 30,000 km², Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions.

Konzerthaus Berlin

The Konzerthaus Berlin is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt square in the central Mitte district of Berlin housing the German orchestra Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Built as a theatre from 1818 to 1821 under the name of the Schauspielhaus Berlin, later also known as the Theater am Gendarmenmarkt and Komödie, its usage changed to a concert hall after the Second World War and its name changed to its present one in 1994.

Since 2010 the Berliner Operngruppe has performed Giuseppe Verdi's Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio (2010), Gaetano Donizetti's Maria di Rohan (2011), Giuseppe Verdi's Attila (2012), Vincenzo Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda (2013), Giuseppe Verdi's I Masnadieri (2014), Gaetano Donizetti's Betly (2015) and Giuseppe Verdi's Stiffelio (2017).

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Founder, artistic director and principal conductor is the German conductor Felix Krieger. [2] The Berliner Operngruppe was awarded as "Ausgewählter Ort 2012" by the German National competition "365 Orte im Land der Ideen". [3]

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References

  1. "Die Räuberbande" . Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. "Felix KriegerDirigent" . Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. "berliner operngruppe". Deutschland - Land der Ideen. Retrieved 15 September 2016.