The premiere of Jephtha heralds a Baroque focus for the second half of the season at the Komische Oper Berlin. Around the last premiere of the season, Saul, a festive program lasting several days with highlights of the last season awaits you as a crowning finale. At the center are three great stage works from the pen of Georg Friedrich Handel, who was born in Halle and achieved world fame in London.
In three days, the premiere of the dramatic oratorio Saul (staged by Axel Ranisch), in which the titular king of Israel struggles against his inexorable decline, is followed by the appearance of the shrill Persian king Xerxes in Stefan Herheim's brilliant production, and followed by Semele, the mortal who burns in self-destructive love with Jupiter, the father of the Gods. Barrie Kosky's production goes to any conceivable length for the right to waste oneself, no matter how high the price!
Around the three emotionally charged performances, you can expect a rich program with artist talks, musical highlights and culinary delights specially selected for the opulent occasion.
Don’t miss it
After eleven years, our successful production of Xerxes is on the program for the last time, be sure to go!