Donald Runnicles (photo: Simon Pauly)

Online festival: The Golden Twenties

Berliner Philharmoniker

Donald Runnicles conductor

Irene Roberts soprano

Eugen d'Albert

Tiefland (The Lowlands): Symphonic Prelude, op. 34

Franz Schreker

Der Schatzgräber (The Treasure Hunter): Symphonic Interlude

Alban Berg

Three Fragments from Wozzeck (Reduced Version)

Irene Roberts soprano

Kurt Weill

The Rise and fall of the City of Mahagonny: Suite (arr. Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg)

Dates and Tickets

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Unfortunately, this concert is cancelled.

Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 20:00

Philharmonie

Unfortunately, this concert is cancelled.

Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 20:00

Philharmonie

This concert will take place without an audience and will be broadcast live in the Digital Concert Hall.

Sat, 20 Feb 2021, 19:00

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Live in the Digital Concert Hallgo to broadcast

Programme

“I only conduct pieces that I think I have something to say with,” says Donald Runnicles. As part of our online festival Die Goldenen Zwanziger (The Golden Twenties), the general music director of Deutsche Oper Berlin presents three works from operas written in the 1920s whose music reflects the disparate attitudes to life of the time: Schreker’s Schatzgräber, Berg’s Wozzeck and Kurt Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny confront us with the dark depths of society and the human soul. The concert opens with the pastoral, languorous prelude to d’Albert’s opera Tiefland, a tale of jealousy set among Spanish farmers in the Pyrenees, which premiered in 1903.

Donald Runnicles (photo: Simon Pauly)

Irene Roberts (photo: Kristin Hoebermann)