"Opera for the people"
The Hauptstadtoper ensemble presents small productions, both its own pieces lovingly produced and twists on the classics.
Opera should not be the expensive reserve of the upper classes. It should be for the people, so believe the professionals, amateurs, and lovers of the genre that support the work of the Hauptstadtoper. The goal is to create sung theatrical experiences that inspire and create a desire for more and even to pitch in. The team led by soprano Kristin Hasselmann produces their own evenings of sung performance, creating projects that rediscover the classics and début new works. Berlin's smallest opera is not only creating something new from the classical repertoire, but also developing works commissioned for performance on its small stage.
Lessons at Hauptstadtoper
The team also promotes the love of art and song to all who are interested, offering lessons in singing and stagecraft. It also offers coaching for singers.
Those who play an instrument or would like to learn one can sign up for any of the lessons in guitar, piano, cello, and more here. Beginners, enthusiasts, advanced learners, and professionals are all welcome to sign up for lessons here.
A creative break
Musical theatre has so much to offer. The Hauptstadtoper offers an impressive array of events, from newly choreographed pieces and classics on stage to exhibitions and a cosy opera café. As you might image, a comparatively small ensemble with a large programme therefore needs a creative break from time to time. This is why the opera's programme is a bit less extensive in 2016, with a shorter schedule and no new productions planned after the last major projects this year. The café also did not open its doors this year. The break is being used to identify new venues and partnerships with other theatres and theatre companies. New sponsors are also needed to take the Hauptstadtoper to the next level.
The Alte Feuerwache Friedrichshain is available as one cooperative partner and has invited the opera to perform its existing repertoire there once a month.