Tango-Festival

1st - 3 rd of march 2019
© Jan Windszus Photography
© Jan Windszus Photography
The tango combines passion and melancholy, pride and yearning, and means one thing above all else: unbounded sensuality! Following the successful Tango Festival of the 2014/15 season, tango will once again conquer the stage, auditorium and foyer of the Komische Oper Berlin for the space of a weekend: for 48 sensual hours, there will be musical performances, listening, and of course dancing deep into the night.

Berlin is today seen as the Buenos Aires of Europe. In virtually no other European city is the tango scene as vibrant as it is here. Together with the scene’s players, tango schools and organisers, we will celebrate the diversity of this unique style of music and dance. The many different facets of tango will be explored and exuberantly celebrated – from a tango concert with Gidon Kremer and his famous Kremerata Baltica, and two concert-based performances of Astor Piazzolla's music to AMidsummer Night’s Dream, through to chamber concerts and night-time concerts; from dance workshops for children and adults, through to dance cafés and night-time milonga dances; and from classic tango argentino through to tango nuevo.

Programme

Fr, 1st of march 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Su, 3rd of march 2019, 7 p.m.
Astor Piazzolla: A midsummer night's dream
Semistaged

Shakespeare’s comedy inspired not only Henry Purcell, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Benjamin Britten, but also the master of tango, Astor Piazzolla. His composition was created in 1986 as theatrical music for a production by the Comédie-Française in Paris. Katharina Thalbach, celebrated cinema, TV and theatre actor, leads audiences through the concert-based performance as Puck the sprite.


Sa, 2nd of march 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Gidon Kremer – Kremerata Baltica
Tango-Guestconcert

The Kremerata Baltica is one of the world’s most famous and successful instrumental ensembles. Under the direction of its namesake, the star violinist Gidon Kremer, the orchestra presents a programme with tango classics by Astor Piazzolla, Arturs Maskats, Georgs Pelēcis and others.


Fr, 1st of march 2019, 10 p.m.
Milonga
Sa, 2nd of march 2019, 2 p.m.
Tango-Café
Sa, 2nd of march 2019, 10 p.m.
Milonga
So, 3rd of march 2019, 2 p.m.
Tango-Café