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Dark powers — enchantingly beautiful

The Golden Cockerel

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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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.
Prologue

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
Russian
2hr, no intermission
Seats with a slightly restricted view are available via the telephone service and the opera box office.

Next dates and cast

Schillertheater – Großer Saal
Bismarckstraße 110
10625 Berlin
Sat
2. Mar 2024
19:30
Thu
7. Mar 2024
19:00
Sat
9. Mar 2024
19:30
Wed
20. Mar 2024
19:00
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