The Wandering

The Wandering
Opéra Ivre in collaboration with Per Aspera
May 24 & 25, 2018 | 20:00
May 27, 2018 | 17:00
June 6, 2018 | 20:00 (part of Performing Arts Festival Berlin)

The Wandering is a stream-of-consciousness opera based on James Joyce’s Ulysses. It takes its libretto directly from the text of Ulysses by extracting and assembling sentences and phrases into pieces of a puzzle. With the same irreverence as Joyce
transformed the Odyssey into a modern reflection on humanity, so The Wandering extracts Ulysses into a very current Berlin story – a walking tone-poem on the migration of the modern human being through life in search of meaning. A fire in the human psyche is triggered musically by the use of simple counterpoints and thematic repetition.

The piece is decidedly Berlin, as a collaboration between Opéra Ivre (Ken Shakin), Tacheles Art Academy (Tim Roeloffs, Txus Parras, Anita Greschak), and Per Aspera (Brina Stinehelfer, Theater im Delphi) the style and themes of the show are alive with Berlin references and influences, past and present. The audience can expect to sink into an absurd, interactive, and moving underworld with a cast of misfits in search of hope, satisfaction, and ultimately a life worth living.

Ken Shakin, composer | Brina Stinehelfer, director | Tim Roeloffs, art director

Donna Lee, soprano |Alexander Simoes, tenor | DaRell Haynes, baritone | Sabia Kahn, performer | Udo Wiegand, performer | Sarah McKee, performer | Ken Shakin, music director | Tim Roeloffs, set & props | Txus Parras, Animation | Anita Greschak, Costume design | Tilman Agueras, Video & Light design

Stars of Tomorrow

Rolando Villazón
Concert | Live TV show
June 16 & 17, 2018 | 19:00

STARS OF TOMORROW stands for passion, emotion and outstanding music – classical music! Young artists, on the way to a great career, present themselves and their abilities to the audience – as soloists or with orchestra. Your host in a casual workshop atmosphere is no less than the world-class tenor Rolando Villazón. In his very own, sympathetic way, he introduces the STARS OF TOMORROW in interviews and accompanies through the program.

Dido & Aeneas

Dido & Aeneas
HfM Hanns Eisler | Kunsthochschule Weißensee
June 23 & 24, 2018 | 19:30

The myth about the heroine Dido tells of a courageous and intelligent woman. After the murder of her husband Sychaeus by the hand of her brother, she fled to today’s Tunisia and founded the cultural hub and trading city of Carthage. Years later, she captures the only survivor of the Trojan royal family, Aeneas, after his long journey of wanderings. What will the first meeting of these two personalities be like? The beginning of love, a political idea, a disaster?

A scenic interpretation of Henry Purcell’s Opera rearranged, staged and presented by students of Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler and Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.

Directed by Selina Thüring und Anna Sophie Weber | Stage design: Marilena Büld and Nadine Kinder | Costume Design: Lorenz Stöger and Elionor Sintes | With: Laure-Catherine Beyers, Ireene Ollino, Jingyoung Lee, Collin Schöning, Julia Shelkovskaia, Yingsi He, Christian Moellenhoff, Dimitria Tstapou, Camila Mandillo | Musical director: Eva Christiane Schäfer | Choir and ensemble: students of HfM | Mentor: Stewart Emerson

Ten Years Memorial

Ten Years Memorial to the Homosexuals persecuted
Celebrities and politicians read biographies of persecuted homosexuals and trans*
June 28, 2018 | 18:30

Sabin Tambrea and Alice Dwyer, Lala Süsskind, Marianne Rosenberg and others read stories of the persecution of Homosexuals during National Socialism. The Swing Dance Orchestra frames the reading for the tenth anniversary of the Memorial to the Homosexuals persecuted.

Please register here: Admission free.

Thank you for your support


The Theater in Delphi is saved! With around 33,000 euros from the Startnext campaign, the proceeds from our overwhelming opening weekend and the support of the Berlin Senate, the operation of the theater is secured for 2018. Sincere thanks to all supporters of our fan base, the neighbourhood, and politicians, from Berlin and beyond! You helped us with your encouragement and generosity through these turbulent recent weeks and months. We wish a happy new year to all of you.