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(Fiddler on the Roof) Jerry Bock

In the East European shtetl of Anatevka, Jewish traditions are strictly observed! The milkman Tevje is struggling with precisely that. And with his God and the selfish loves of his three oldest daughters. In the end, the town is forced to flee from the anti-Jewish pogroms …

Komische Oper Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Barrie Kosky’s celebrated production brings together the pains and joys of life, touching audiences with its humor and humanity. »You can really let yourself go and revel in this mightily entertaining production. There is wild dancing to the vigorous klezmers struck up by the orchestra of the Komische Oper under the conductorship of Koen Schoots.« [FAZ]

The book for Anatevka, titled Fiddler on the Roof in the original English version, was written by Joseph Stein using motifs from the famous Yiddish tales by Sholem Aleichem, which were penned between 1894 and 1916 under the title Tewje, the Milkman. With over 3,000 performances on Broadway alone, Jerry Brock created one of the genre’s most successful yet also tragic masterpieces. Anatevka tells the story of the humour and suffering of heart-rending characters caught between catastrophe and the joy of survival, in what is probably the twentieth century’s most life-affirming tragi-comedy about the complications of love, life and marriage.

In repertoire since Dec 3, 2017

  • With the express permission of Arnold Perl
  • Book by JOSEPH STEIN
  • Music by JERRY BOCK
  • Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK
  • German version by Rolf Merz and Gerhard Hagen
  • Produced for the stage in New York by Harold Prince
  • Original stage production and choreography in New York by Jerome Robbins


This is quite possibly the most convincing — and least embarrassingly cliché-ridden — Fiddler imaginable. The New York Times

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3 h 15 min incl. interval
Participating artists
N.N.;person_category_conductor;Musikalische Leitung|Musical direction
Barrie Kosky;person_category_stage_direction;Inszenierung|Staging
Otto Pichler;person_category_choreography;Choreographie|Choreography
Rufus Didwiszus;person_category_stage_designer;Bühnenbild|Stage design
Jan Freese;Co-Bühnenbild|Co-Stage design
Klaus Bruns;person_category_costume_designer;Kostüme|Costumes
Simon Berger;person_category_dramaturgy;Dramaturgie|Dramaturgy
David Cavelius;person_category_choir;Chöre|Chorus
Diego Leetz;Licht|Lighting
Sebastian Lipski, Simon Böttler;Sounddesign|Sounddesign
N.N.;Tevje, Milchmann/Golde, seine Frau/Zeitel, seine älteste Tochter/Hodel, zweite Tochter/Chava, dritte Tochter/Lazar Wolf, Metzger/Mottel Kamzoil, Schneider/Perchik, Hodels Verehrer/Jente, Heiratsvermittlerin/Fruma-Sara, Lazar Wolfs erste Frau / Oma Zeitel, Goldes Großmutter/Rabbi/Fedja, ein junger Russe/Wachtmeister/Mendel, Sohn des Rabbi/Motschach, Gastwirt/Awram, Buchverkäufer/Nachum, Bettler/Schandel, Mottels Mutters/Der Fiedler auf dem Dach|Tevje, milkman/Golde, his wife/Zeitel, his eldest daughter/Hodel, second daughter/Chava, third daughter/Lazar Wolf, butcher/Mottl Kamzoil, tailor/Perchik/Jente, marriage broker/Fruma-Sarah, Lazar Wolf’s first wife / Grandma Zeitel, Golde's grandmother/Rabbi/Fedja, a young russian/Patrolman/Mendel, the Rabbi's son/Motschach, barkeeper/Awram, bookseller/Nachum, beggar/Schandel, Mottel's mother/Fiddler on the roof
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N.N.;Tänzer*innen|Dancers
Es spielt das Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin.;|
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