Komische Oper Berlin im Konzerthaus Berlin

Go East!


Gendarmenmarkt 2, 10117 Berlin

Symphony concert with James Gaffigan

Concert program

Richard Wagner 
Vorspiel und Liebestod aus Tristan und Isolde

Siegfried Matthus 
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester

Ruth Zechlin 
Polyphonie für Orchester

Johann Sebastian Bach 
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199


Since its founding in 1947, the Komische Oper Berlin has had a special role promoting the music of eastern Germany. During the time of the Iron Curtain, it was one of the leading lights of East Germany’s musical culture, alongside institutions like Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and Berlin’s Konzerthaus.

Music Director James Gaffigan looks back on music history and traces forgotten arcs of connection. From Leipzig’s favourite son, Johann Sebastian Bach, to one of East Germany’s most important composers, Ruth Zechlin, whose Polyphony forms the second part of her Music to Bach . And from Leipzig-born Richard Wagner to East Germany’s Siegfried Matthus – two pioneers of music theatre who were each unparalleled in their times. When I think of eastern Germany, I think of music!


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Komische Oper Berlin im Konzerthaus Berlin

Behrenstraße 55-57, 10117 Berlin

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