Dark powers — enchantingly beautiful

The Golden Cockerel

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Barrie Kosky’s mystical and visually striking production sweeps the audience into the enigmatic world of fairy tales—and in doing so tells us more about our times than you’d think. After stops in Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, and Adelaide, his celebrated production can now be experienced at the Komische Oper Berlin.

The Astrologer enters and tells the audience that he's about to bring fairytale figures to life. »The tale is made up, but it contains a lesson for all good people.«

Act 1

King Dodon has had enough of wars. All he wants to do is sleep and enjoy life. Unfortunately, hostile neighbours mean his country is in danger. His sons, the princes Gvidon and Afron, outdo each other with idiotic suggestions on what action should be taken. His general Polkan brusquely dismiss- es their plans and warns of the perils they present, which annoys Dodon.
Opera in three acts [1907]
Libretto by Vladimir I. Belsky, based on a fairy tale by Alexander S. Pushkin
Premiere on 28 January 2024
A co-production with the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and the Lyon Opera House
Recommended from grade 9
2hr, no intermission
Seats with a slightly restricted view are available via the telephone service and the opera box office.
Musikalische Leitung
Szenische Einstudierung
Denni Sayers
Olaf A. Schmitt
Choreographische Einstudierung
Joseph Gebrael
Prinz Gwidon
Margarita Nekrasova/Ksenia Vyaznikova
Königin von Schemacha
Der goldene Hahn (Stimme)
Der goldene Hahn (szenisch)
1. Bojar
Fermin Basterra/Taiki Miyashita
2. Bojar
Myung Hoon Park/Jan-Frank Süße
Michael Fernandez, Lorenzo Soragni, Benjamin Gericke, Kai Chun Chuang