Staatsoper Unter den Linden
With its 275-year tradition the Staatsoper Unter den Linden belongs to one of the world’s most important opera companies, presenting a programme from baroque opera, to central works of classical, romantic and modern opera, to the performance of world premieres and developments of experimental forms of music theatre. The historic opera house, built by command of Frederick II in 1742 in the centre of Berlin, has undergone an extensive reconstruction, offering now improved acoustics and a fully modernized stage mechanics.
Outstanding artists have decisively shaped the Staatsoper and the nearly 450-year-old Staatskapelle. Today, with Daniel Barenboim as general music director, acclaimed guest conductors, a high-calibre resident ensemble complemented by internationally reknown singers, the Staatsopernchor and the Staatskapelle Berlin, performances of the highest artistic level are guaranteed. The productions reflect the exploration of works from today’s perspective, give new impulses to conventional perceptions and remain loyal to the intention of the works. In the spirit of maintaining a vivid perception of music theatre, the promotion of young artists and the accessibility for a young audience are of particular importance.