Modest Mussorgski was just 42 when he died, leaving behind an unfinished opera. At the Komische Oper in Berlin, Barrie Kosky's production of 'The Fair at Sorochyntsi' celebrates the unpolished character of Mussorgski's last work.
The transition between the stage and reality is sometimes fluid. That's what our columnist Gero Schliess experienced when he saw the operetta "Ball at the Savoy" at the Komische Oper Berlin.
Berlin operettas were once brash and modern. Then came the Nazis, who persecuted Jewish composers and sealed the genre’s fate. They’re now experiencing a revival at the Komische Oper in Berlin.
Should Berlin's legendary Volksbühne theater cater to an international audience? Its new director Chris Dercon thinks so. But critics worry that Berlin is losing a one-of-a-kind gem in the name of diversity.
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