For some time now, the musical repertoire and the public presence of the chorus has been constantly expanding. Central are the chorus’ regular appearances on the stage at the Staatsoper in operas such as “La Bohème”, “Un ballo in maschera”, “Tosca”, “Turandot”, “Boris Godunov”, “Pique Dame”, “Der Rosenkavalier” and “Carmen”. In addition, the chorus also appears in its own concerts, with a cappella programs and a concert with the Staatskapelle Berlin once every season.
The choir has also shown its impressive abilities in collaboration with orchestras like the Berliner Philharmoniker or Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. In 2012, the young singers participated in a concert performance and a CD production of Bizet’s “Carmen” with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle. In June 2015, the ensemble sang in performances of Mahler’s Third Symphony under Zubin Mehta with the Staatskapelle Berlin.
The chorus meets twice a week for rehearsal, and offers a thorough basic musical training for its young singers. Vocal training takes place with several experienced vocal teachers, who together with the choir conductor and his assistants work at improving the artistic standards.
In recent years, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Children's Choir has made a name for itself as an ensemble on the opera stage and in concert appearances in Germany and abroad. Repeated invitations to guest tours (Italy, France, Luxemburg, Poland, the Baltic States, and to Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Argentina and the U.S.) and prizes at several competitions attest to the artistic quality of the choir, which has been under the direction of Vinzenz Weissenburger since 2007.
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