Back in endlessly fascinating Berlin

Nicole Car in Eugene Onegin

As usual Berlin is endlessly fascinating and our program has touched on all the great institutions, musical, operatic, visual arts and museums, not to speak of the delight in moving around this great city, without doubt the cultural capital of Europe these days. Highlights:

  • Berlioz’ Damnation of Faust at the Schiller Theater for the Staatsoper Berlin.
  • A balletic extravaganza of this wonderful oratorio/ opera Eugen Onegin at the Deutsche Oper starring Australian Nicole Car making her European debut as Tatiana. She was due to meet with our group at our hotel, but in her excitement about her debut, forgot and talked to us at the theatre after the performance.
  • Mariss Jansons conducted the Berlin Philharmonic in a superb concert featuring Bartok’s Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta, followed by Franz Peter Zimmermann playing Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 2
  • Visit to Daniel Libeskind’s amazing Jewish Museum

Nicole Car with our group after the performance

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