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Broadcast: La bohème

Live from the Komische Oper in Berlin: the premiere of Barrie Kosky‘s new production of La bohème, telecast beginning at 1:00 PM. Discuss!

Requiem for a dream

This one slipped under the radar somehow: a live telecast of Die Tote Stadt from the Berlin Komische Oper! You can view the complete performance after the jump. Read more »

Broadcast: Pelléas et Mélisande

Pulthunk Jordan de Souza leads a new production of Debussy’s opera directed by Barrie Kosky, live from the Komische Oper Berlin, starting at noon EDT. (Player after jump.)   Read more »

Storm warning

Forget the hurricane preparations for a few hours this afternoon and enjoy the live webcast of Les Contes d’Hoffmann from the Komische Oper Berlin, starting at 12:55 PM.

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Up to speed

“New York is great. Opera is great. They deserve each other. So what can we do to get them together? Who can show us how it’s done? We need to ask the Germans.”

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Words and music

As is happening increasingly in opera productions today (e.g., the Rosenkavalier in Stuttgart), the action of Moses und Aron at the Komische Oper begins some minutes before the music does.

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Macaronic and cheese

The Berlin Komische Oper was the scene of one of my greatest opera experiences five years ago, so I particularly looked forward to a return to this theater.

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Bühne nights

Your doyenne and her faithful confidante Dawn Fatale are off later this week for a safari, seeking the wild Regie in its natural habitat.

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