Choir of the
Komische Oper Berlin

Die Chorsolisten der Komischen Oper Berlin © Jan Windszus Photography
This is not only a fact known by the musical directors, but also something much appreciated by the countless directors who have worked with the choral soloists time and again, including Hans Neuenfels, Peter Konwitschny and Barrie Kosky.

»Sublime physicality, musical esprit and phonetic plasticity«, is how Opernwelt magazine praised the choral soloists of the Komische Oper Berlin when naming them »Opera Choir of 2015«. And this assessment is not only one of the reasons behind the award, but also represents part of the answer as to why Walter Felsenstein – head director of the Komische Oper Berlin from 1947 to 1975 – chose the idiosyncratic description of »choral soloists« for the singers in his choir: because they are singers »who are contractually a part of the choir«, as Felsenstein put it, »but whose acting ability places them on an equal footingwith the soloists«.

Constantly praised by the critics, and named »Best Opera Choir of the Season« in Opernwelt magazine's year book time and again – the choral soloists of the Komische Oper Berlin guarantee superlative singing as well as acting.

Children's Choir
of the Komische Oper Berlin

Der Kinderchor der Komischen Oper Berlin © Jan Windszus Photography
For many years now, the children's choir has been an important part of the opera house's tradition as a musical theatre. The around 100 young singers aged between 6 and 18 enrich the opera house in many different ways, not least through their great variety of cultural backgrounds.

Under the directorship of Dagmar Fiebach, the children are prepared for the varied and highly sophisticated challenges of regular performing in rehearsals taking place several times a week. The musical and acting work is complemented with regular professional voice coaching by experienced singers from Berlin's opera houses. Highlights of the 2017-18 season will include the season-startfestival, several concerts on the stage of the Komische Oper Berlin and other concert venues around Berlin, the successful children's opera Snow White and the 77 Dwarves by Elena Kats-Chernin. In addition to this, the young singers are very much looking forward to singing the part of the children's choir in Maurice Ravel's L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.

Dagmar Fiebach
Director of the Children's Choir
T +49 (0)30 20260 290