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.

Opening Gala

Opening Gala

02. December 2017, 7:30pm

An evening of performances, speeches, and champagne toasts to celebrate the re-opening of the Theater in Delphi, and to raise the last funds we need to recover from the theft of our equipment. Featuring performances by artists from our upcoming program including Kareth Schaffer, Gamut Inc., Takako Suzuki, Puccinis Toaster, Per Aspera, and more.

Open House Benefit

Open House Benefit

03. December 2017, starting 2pm

Join us for a fun filled day and evening of performances and surprises, to celebrate the re-opening of the Theater in Delphi, and to raise the last funds we need to recover from the theft of our equipment.

We have a very exciting program for you including classical concerts, silent film, theater, dance, hot jazz, swing, burlesque, and more!

Throughout the day there will be additional activities such as a children’s craft corner, a fundraiser auction where you can bid on fabulous offers such as massage, art, or tickets to an event.

The program is as follows:

From 14:00 Pass the Crayon – Children’s craft corner

14:00 Charles Rosen Ensemble – Traditional and new classical music
15:00 Eroica Berlin – An orchestra inspired by Beethoven
16:00 Silent Film with live piano accompaniment
17:00 SINAI Orchestral Theater – Music Theater
17:45 Kazuma Glen Motomura – Post break dance meets martial arts
18:20 Miss Natasha Enquist – Electro-Accordion Chanteuse
18:45 Swing Patrol Berlin – Swing dance taster
19:00 Dizzy Birds – live Hot Jazz and Swing to get you dancing!
20:00 Cabaret featuring:
>Berlin Belles – 1920’s Chorus Line
>Henna-Elise Selkälä – Contemporary Flamenco
>Anja Pavlova – Burlesque
20:30 Swing DJ from Swing Patrol Berlin to dance the night away

FREE ENTRY! Donations will be collected.

If you cannot attend our event there is still a possibility to support us through our crowdunding campaign: We have not yet reached our goal.