From February 17 until August 17 2024, the complete recording of the production DER SINGENDE TEUFEL by Franz Schreker can be streamed on OperaVision.

The Research Project

Ausgezeichnet mit dem Oper! Award 2023

An exploratory journey towards the causes of disappearing and remaining

Since 2013/14, Theater Bonn’s opera has placed a central focus on the exploration of musical theatre works from the first third of the 20th century that, for various reasons, never found their way into the canon or lost their place in it over the course of time (such as Walter Braunfels: DER TRAUM EIN LEBEN; Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek: HOLOFERNES; Hermann Wolfgang von Waltershausen: OBERST CHABERT; Othmar Schoeck: PENTHESILEA).

Until at least the summer of 2023, but intended to continue beyond this period, we will pursue the issue of the mechanisms of forgetting or preserving with special intensity and from a broader perspective in the context of a special series of event.

As part of a performative and academic research project entitled FOKUS ‘33 – Forschungsreise zu den Ursachen von Verschwinden und Verbleiben (FOKUS ’33 – An exploratory journey towards the causes of disappearing and remaining), Oper Bonn will put forward a significantly increased number of productions of works that disappeared from theatre programming after 1933 or from 1945, or that were created during this period and were only premiered afterwards – for reasons that are in turn connected to factors that are to be investigated with the means of musical theatre and its complementing academic subjects. Productions of works by Alberto Franchetti, Clemens von Franckenstein, Rolf Liebermann, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Arnold Schönberg, Franz Schreker, Richard Strauss and Kurt Weill will be created and the causes of disappearing and remaining will be investigated in exhibitions and lectures.

Am 27. Februar 2023 wurde das Forschungsprojekt FOKUS '33 mit dem OPER! AWARD in der Kategorie "Beste Wiederentdeckug" ausgezeichnet.

Programmhefte zu ausgewählten Produktionen der Reihe FOKUS ´33 sind an der Theaterkasse zu erwerben.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in cooperation with the NRW KULTURsekretariat.

Ausgezeichnet mit dem Oper! Award 2023


Arabella | Leonore 40/45 | Ein Feldlager in Schlesien | Li-Tai-Pe | Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny | Asrael | Der Singende Teufel | Moses und Aron



Seit 17. FEB 2024 im Stream

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