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.
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.
Just before the Nazis came to power, Berlin operettas were famous for their brash mix of European operetta and American jazz. At Berlin's Komische Oper, the Australian Barrie Kosky is reviving the genre.
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The French novelist and member of the Academie Francaise has died at the age of 92. A very public figure in France, d'Ormesson was the author of some 40 works.
Answer the quiz and win CDs! We play a cover version of a hit from Germany, and you tell us: Who first sang the original of "The Power"?
Win CDs by Broilers, Three Fall, Alice Merton, Bausa.
What does living in Germany mean nowadays? Photographer Peter Bialobrzeski takes a closer look. His series "Die zweite Heimat" shows Germany for what it is – unadorned and honest. His pictures can be viewed in Hamburg's House of Photography.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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