On June 20, the Deutsche Oper Berlin gave the World Premiere of two chamber operas by young Polish composer Dariusz Przybylski: Fall (2013) and Musical Land (2013). The June 20th program, which also featured new chamber operas by Birke J. Bertelsmeier, was called LoveAffairs and was given repeat performances on June 21 and 24-27. These new works were commissioned by the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

LOVE AFFAIRS is the result of a collaboration between twelve young drama professionals, all grant recipients from the “Musical Theatre Academy, today” of the Deutsche Bank Foundation – composers, directors, dramatic advisors, conductors, set designers and culture facilitators. On a quest for the lost land of love or aleatoric chance encounters, the works develop ideas ranging from intimate monologues to multimedia installations featuring simultaneous scenes on two screens.

The chamber operas were performed by soloists of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Children’s Choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, with Martin Nagashima-Toft on the conductor’s podium.

[Sources: polmic.pl, dariuszprzybylski.eu, deutscheoperberlin.de]