Long Night of Opera and Theatre
For the second year running, drama unfolds across Berlin as the city erupts into a medley of arias and soliloquies. From classical to avant-garde, choose from among nearly 200 fabulous opera and theatre productions this weekend.
Times: Saturday, April 10
Ticket Hotline: 030 479 974 44
More Information: www.berlin-buehnen.de/langenacht
The Zafraan Ensemble Plays American New Music
George Crumb, Morton Feldman, Mark Barden, Rama Gottfried, and Steve Reich round out a programme of American composers Thursday night at the Concert House Berlin. Be surrounded by the quintessentially European setting of the Gendarmenmarkt and take in a little culture from across the pond.
Location: Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt
Times: Thursday, April 8, 8pm
Tickets: 030 20309 2101
More Information: www.konzerthaus.de
Re-Cycle! Re-Use! Re-Joice!: Re-Fashion Workshop
From knitting to sewing, all sorts of creative and crafty classes take place at La Bastellerie. Learn how to make a tote bag out of a couple old shirts, Friday.
Location: La Bastellerie, Lausitzerstrasse 13
Times: Friday, April 9, 6pm
More Information: www.labastellerie.com
Since the Circus Roncalli shows were selling out fast, the talented troupe added a new date. Set aside Saturday morning for acrobatic entertainment under the big top.
Price: €14 – 49
Location: Köln Circus Roncalli, Neumarkt
Times: Saturday, April 10, 11am
Tickets: 01805 22 45 22 (.14/min)
More Information: www.roncalli-tickets.de
Live Report: Corsica – Island of Beauty
Take a trip to the Mediterranean this weekend without leaving the confines of Cologne. Photo journalist Hartmut Krinitz presents breathtaking scenes of Corsica’s sun-drenched terrain.
Location: Studio Dumont, Breite Strasse 72
Times: Sunday, April 11, 7pm
Tickets: 0221 71 99 1515
More Information: www.studio-dumont.de
You don’t have to be a lighting designer, architect, artist, or town planner to enjoy this international festival of lighting culture – though there will be plenty of those types on hand in Frankfurt this week. Take a ride on the “Light Tram,” peruse the exhibitions in museums and galleries around the city, or simply stroll the streets of Frankfurt and be dazzled by the light.
Times: Sunday, April 11 – Friday, April 16
More Information: www.luminapolis.com
Hamburg State Opera Anniversary Gala
Opera, ballet, orchestras and more! Opera director Simone Young and ballet director John Neumeier hold court Sunday night at this grand affair held in honour of the 50-year anniversary of Foundation for the Promotion of the Hamburg State Opera.
Price: €8 – 154
Location: Hamburger State Opera, Grosse Theaterstrasse 25
Times: Saturday, April 10, 6-10pm
Tickets: 040 35 68 68
More Information: www.hamburgische-staatsoper.de
David Schnell – Hour
There’s a lot of action happening in the colourful, large-scale paintings of German artist David Schnell. Architecture merges with nature jarringly, but beautifully. Get a comprehensive overview of the artists’ oeuvre at this new exhibition, which opens Friday night at the Hannover Art Association.
Price: Free (Opening), €5 (Regular Times)
Location: Kunstverein Hannover, Sophienstrasse 2
Times: Friday, April 9, 8pm (Opening); Tuesday – Saturday, 12-7pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm (Regular Hours); through May 30
Phone: 0511 1699 2780
More Information: www.kunstverein-hannover.de
With album titles like Wonderful Wonderholic you’ve just got to love this Japanese “visual kei” duo. Maya sings and Aiji plays guitar. Wonderlicious!
Location: Backstage, Friedenheimer Brücke 7
Times: Friday, April 9, 7pm
Ticket Hotline: 0521 66 100
More Information: www.lovely-mocochang.com
A Winter Journey
Based on Franz Schubert’s song-cycle “The Winter’s Journey,” Hans Henning Paar’s choreography features some extraordinary imagery. Vivid costumes by Isabel Kork aid in the creation of striking characters, though the dancers themselves can sure carry their own.
Price: €5.50 – 49.50
Location: State Theater on Gärtnerplatz, Gärtnerplatz 3
Times: Friday, April 9, 7:30 – 9:30
Tickets: 089 21 85 19 60
More Information: www.staatstheater-am-gaertnerplatz.de
Unexposed: Munich Photographers in Exile
In the 1930s, Alfons Himmelreich, Efrem Ilani, and Jakob Rosner emigrated to Palestine. Photographers all, the trio documented the Israeli landscape as well as the events surrounding the creation of the State of Israel in the 1940s. This exhibition marks the first time their stunning works have ever been on view in Germany.
Location: Jewish Museum Munich, St.-Jakobs-Platz 16
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; through May 23
Phone: 089 233 96096
More Information: www.juedisches-museum-muenchen.de