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Petrushka / L’Enfant et les Sortilèges

Venue: Komische Oper Berlin

Behrenstraße 55-57
10117 Berlin
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Composer: Igor Strawinsky, Maurice Ravel

Following the breath-taking success of the Magic Flute, which has set out from Berlin to take the whole world by storm, the British theatre group »1927« is returning to the Komische Oper Berlin – with two works which seem almost to have been written for the absolutely boundless imaginations of these image-conjurers and their astonishing combination of animation and live performances by actors ...

In Stravinsky's ballet burlesque, three puppets are brought to life by their sadistic puppet-master – the delicate ballerina, the coarse but warm-hearted muscleman and the clumsy clown Petrushka. Continuously exhibited and tortured by his master, Petrushka finally manages to escape. Yet his long-yearned-for freedom does not last long ...
By contrast, the ill-mannered and destructive child in Ravel's surreal and fantastical fantaise lyrique experiences a living nightmare when the objects maltreated by him, such as an armchair, teapot and wallpaper, come to life and set about their tormentor.

In rapid, revue-like sequence, Ravel uses richly impressionistic colours to paint an array of different characters – from the Chinese cup and hectically ticking grandfather clock to the mourning fairytale princess. With rich, traditional sounds, Stravinsky describes the colourful goings-on at the fair, finds delicate notes for his ballerina, powerful sounds for the muscleman and mercurial, clown-like melodies for the freedom-loving Petrushka. Stage, sounds, singers and acrobats meld into an experience which intoxicates all the senses.

Program details

Conductor: Jordan De Souza
Director: Suzanne Andrade, Esme Appleton
Animation: Paul Barritt
Concept / Stage Design: 1927 (Suzanne Andrade, Esme Appleton und Paul Barritt)
Stage Design: Pia Leong
Costume Design: 1927 (Suzanne Andrade, Esme Appleton und Paul Barritt), Katrin Kath
Dramaturgy: Ulrich Lenz
Choir: Jean-Christophe Charron
Children's Choir: Dagmar Fiebach
Lighting: Diego Leetz


Petrushka [петpушка], The Clown: Tiago Alexandre Fonseca
Ptitschka [птичка], The Acrobat: Pauliina Räsänen
Patap [патап], The Muscleman: Slava Volkov
The Child: Katarzyna Włodarczyk
Mum / The Cup / The Dragonfly: Caren Van Oijen
The Sun / The Princess / The Nightingale: Talya Lieberman
A Sheperd / The Cat / The Squirrel: Maria Fiselier
A Sheperdess / The Bat / The Fauteuil / The Owl: Mirka Wagner
The Rocking Chair / A Tree: Carsten Sabrowski
The Clock / The Tomcat: Denis Milo
Dr. Maths / The Teapot / The Frog: Ivan Turšić
The Child Stand-in: Sara Pamploni

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Komische Oper Berlin

Since the construction of the venue in Behrenstraße (which opened as the “Theater Unter den Linden” in 1892), the Komische Oper Berlin has at various times been a consistent international trend-setter in the world of musical theatre. As the leading theatre for operettas and revues in the 1920s, it fundamentally shaped the Berlin, and hence international, entertainment scene. Following the Second World War, Walter Felsenstein’s concept of musical theatre revolutionised European opera, and to this day it remains an important point of reference for the great majority of musical theatre directors seeking to be contemporary in their work. This inspirational international influence as a trend-setter in innovative musical theatre is reflected in the many artistic careers which began at the Komische Oper Berlin – including those of the directors Götz Friedrich and Harry Kupfer as well as the conductors Otto Klemperer, Kurt Masur, Yakov Kreizberg, and Kirill Petrenko.

In 2012, Barrie Kosky took over from Andreas Homoki as the Artistic Director of the Komische Oper Berlin. He was joined by Henrik Nánási, the new General Music Director. The Komische Oper Berlin is versatile and flexible to a degree which is unusual for an opera house. This and the fixed ensemble of singer-performers are key characteristics of the Komische Oper Berlin under Kosky’s directorship. Kosky’s conceptual approach draws not only on the tradition set by Felsenstein, but also on the venue’s pre-war traditions, which were strongly shaped by Jewish actors and have hitherto received less attention. Felsenstein’s vision of opera as a form of musical theatre in which music and action are equally important components of a production is combined by Kosky with the demand that musical theatre should provide an experience which appeals to all the senses and which encompasses musical drama in all its forms, from the classic Mozart repertoire through to genre-defying projects.


The Komische Oper Berlin is located in the heart of the city, between the Brandenburg Gate, the Museumsinsel, and Checkpoint Charlie. The theatre building in Behrenstraße was built at the end of the 19th century according to plans drawn up by Austrian architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. The building was destroyed during the last days of the war, although fortunately the stage and auditorium survived almost unscathed. The Komische Oper was ceremonially inaugurated on 23rd December 1947 with Walter Felsenstein's production of Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus. In 1965/1966 there was a fundamental expansion of the entire complex, designed by the architect Kunz Nierade. The neo-baroque, richly decorated auditorium - which today provides space for 1,190 visitors complete with new, comfortable seating and an integrated, multilingual translation system - was largely left in the original condition dating back to its creation in 1892, while the main facade in Behrenstraße was designed in the functional style of the 1960s. In 2005 the foyer was given a contemporary re-design by architect Stephan Braunfels, and now offers over 1,000 square metres of elegantly mirrored floor space for the provision of refreshments during intervals, for special events, and for chamber concerts, among other things.


The entrance to the Komische Oper Berlin is located in the Behrenstr., around 400 m from the Brandenburg Gate. 


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