What the Fach?!? Vol. 2

We had so much fun getting all fached up last year that we have decided to do it again. Come hear arias sung in a way you will likely never hear them again as Opera on Tap Berlin presents “What the Fach?!? Vol. 2.”

This month’s singers: Emil Roijer, Holden Madagame, Gwendolyn Reid Kuhlmann, Seth Carico, Michael Taylor, CarrieAnne Winter, Anne Byrne & Sarah Ring

This month’s pianist: Soyoung Kim

Arrive around 19:30, grab a drink and settle in for a night of great music. The singing begins at 20:00. Revel in the experience of drinking a beer among good company while listening to a mix of arias, duets, art song and operetta in the beautiful surroundings of Prachtwerk Berlin.

 

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Liederabend: Überm stillen Land

Join us as Opera on Tap Berlin presents “Überm stillen Land.” Centered around childhood, coming of age and maturity, this Liederabend will take you on a journey through the circle of life….and we guarantee it’s some of the most beautiful music you’ve ever heard.

Singers: Anastasia Nikolova & Toby Hunt
Pianist: Olivia Travers

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel
Gerald Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring
Charles Griffes: Three Poems of Fiona MacLeod
Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder

Arrive around 17:30, grab a glass of wine and browse the gallery. Music begins at 18:00. Entry is free, but we propose a suggested donation of 10€ to compensate the hard work of our artists.

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Opera on Tap Berlin on Arte Germany

Opera on Tap Berlin was recently featured on the TV Program, Arte Germany.  They came to film our April 12th program at Prachtwerk.  Here is the link if you would like to watch their report: http://info.arte.tv/de/wenn-die-oper-die-kneipe-kommt

We are looking forward to our upcoming events!  Come see us at Prachtwerk and Das Galerie Forum Berlin am Meer.

Upcoming Dates at Das Galerie Forum Berlin am Meer:

May 1st – Featuring Aída de la Cruz and Jamison Livsey

May 29th – Featuring Anastasia Nikolova, Olivia Travers and Toby Hunt.

June 26th – Feautring CarrieAnne Winter, Jason Lee and Darren Sady

Upcoming Dates at Prachtwerk (every second Tuesday):

May 10th – Theme TBD

June 14th – What the Fach?!

July 12th – Theme TBD

See you there!


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Better Together

Enjoy an evening of ensembles with Opera on Tap Berlin – duets, trios and quartets galore!  April 12th at Prachtwerk Berlin in Neukölln.

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Mezzo Madness!

Come celebrate International Women’s Day with us at Prachtwerk in Neukölln on March 8th at 20:00.  See you then!

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Showtime!

Hope to see you tonight and tomorrow at the ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi (Gustav-Adolf-Straße 2, 13086 Berlin).  Tickets available at www.tickets.per-aspera.net.

 

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The Good, The Bad & The Hoffmann

Next Tuesday, February the 9th, Opera on Tap Berlin turns one year old!  Come celebrate with us as we present “The Good, The Bad & the Hoffmann”, featuring singers and selections from our upcoming production of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” later this month.

Click here for more information.  Hope to see you there!

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OOT Berlin “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”

Here is our poster for our first anniversary production of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”.  The ticket link is not yet active, but we will post more information as soon as it is available.

See you February 20th and 21st at the Delphi Theatre!

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The Hoffmann Project

We are nearing the end of our Kickstarter campaign!  If this is news to you, take a minute to watch this movie:

Or, head over to our Kickstarter campaign page.  Read on to learn more about this project and we think it is important.

Opera on Tap Berlin turns one year old in February and to celebrate we are producing a fully-staged version of “The Tales of Hoffmann”.  We have drawn our inspiration for our one year anniversary show directly from the Opera on Tap (OOT) organization’s mission statement in many ways.  For this post, I would like to focus on the following point in particular (taken verbatim from the “about OOT” page here):

  • “Expose new audiences to opera and classical music by taking opera and classical music out of the concert hall and performing it in alternative venues.”

The OOT organization was formed principally for educational purposes and aims to expose audiences to opera in a new and different way. It always delights us when we hear somebody has experienced opera for the first time through attending one of our events. Even in a city home to three fabulous opera houses, we have met plenty of people in the past year who didn’t think opera was for them, until they saw Opera on Tap. We believe our outreach helps to build and increase opera audiences.

With this project, we are striving to build an unforgettable experience for our audience, a large part of which will be because of our partnership with the Delphi Theatre, a former silent movie theatre from the 1920’s. The layout of the Delphi allows the audience to become immersed into the show – to bring them closer to the performers. This is critical, because OOT audiences often tell me that one of their favorite parts of our shows is their proximity to the singers. For example, sometimes a performer will be singing an aria at “full power” a mere 5-feet (1.5 meters) from the crowd. Normally at the theater, you might hear that same aria from the balcony, or at best, the orchestra pit will be between you and the performers.

As you can see in the photo below, even the stage will not be very far away from the first tables.  There is a bar in the back, which will serve as a major focal point of this story about an alcoholic suffering from writer’s block.  There will be little to no barrier between the audience and the singers, with the singers roaming in and amongst the audience as Hoffmann’s story comes to life.

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At the time of this post, we still need about €2,500 with 54 hours to go.  Any contribution helps make this dream a reality!  As is the case with Kickstarter, if we do not reach our goal by 6 a.m. CET/12 a.m. EST on December 24th, we will not receive any of the pledged donations.

Click here to back our project.  Thanks for supporting independent opera!

Prost,

Anne & Sarah, Berlin Co-managing Divas

 

 

 

 

 

 


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What’s Next:

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You can see OOT Berlin twice a month in two completely different settings, our true-to-form OOT shows at Prachtwerk Berlin, a fabulous bar in Neukölln and our Liederabends at a beautiful art gallery in Prenzlauer Berg, Galerie Forum Berlin am Meer.

Upcoming Shows in 2015:

November 24th – Prachtwerk Berlin
December 13th  – Galerie Forum Berlin am Meer
December 15th – Prachtwerk Berlin


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