Komische Oper
Komische Oper
4.5
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This opera house stages modern comic performances.
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Französische Straße • 3 min walk
  • Brandenburger Tor • 5 min walk
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4.5
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9
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Marina Wilhelmsson
Boras, Sweden69 contributions
Dec 2019
The theater it self is so impressive with the decor, seats, balconies and setup. Everything is efficient from entry to service. And the best thing is that you get a family feeling, people are not all dressed up and you can finns children in the aduience as well. If you want a nice opera with a modern scenery, you should absolutely chose this place. We saw "The magic flute".
Written January 7, 2020
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,075 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
There are three main Opera houses in Berlin, and during our stay in the City we enjoyed two excellent, widely varied, evenings at the Comic Opera. Understandably well supported, plus very high quality performances from the orchestra and singers. Just a short distance from the Unter Den Linden main thoroughfare and an easy walk from our hotel, the visits made for great memories.
Written June 27, 2019
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Antra Z
Riga, Latvia88 contributions
Nov 2013 • Solo
Nice interior, some good prodictions and smart way to provide opera surtitles in several languages. English speakers are welcome
Written October 25, 2014
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM951 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Over the past three weeks, my husband and I have taken in three performances at the Komische Oper. The first, a delightfully updated take on Rossini's "Barber of Seville" was worth crossing the Atlantic to see. Dressed in black jeans, Figaro sported a man bun and ear flanges. Everyone, including the count and his beloved, communicated via cellphone texts. The bits of staging were delightful without distracting from the gorgeous music, flawlessly performed; and the singers were also fine actors. What a joy to see this accomplished ensemble at the top of its form! The second performance, "The Abduction from the Seraglio," staged by Barcelona bad boy of opera Calixto Bieito, was so annoying that we would have left at intermission, had there been one. Set in a brothel, it featured plenty of nudity, including an aria by Jens Larsen, who sang the part of Osmin full frontal, and more than enough blood. In fact, I began to wonder if Bieito was trying to punish the audience for loving Mozart. The trapeze act during the overture was impressive, however. Our third opera here, more properly an operetta, was an amusingly staged rendition of Jacques Offenbach's "Bluebeard," which ran three and a quarter hours, not counting one 15-minute intermission. The costumes were amusing. The singing was good. The spoken bits, most of which seemed to have been added to impart current topicality, were funny. Unfortunately, however, this seldom-performed work lacks any memorable music, and the plot consists of situations that were dated before the fall of Rome -- a prince masquerading as a shepherd in order to win true love, a cuckolded king, a princess raised as a shepherdess -- which may explain why this operetta is so rare in the repertoire. The seats in the house are comfortable, and subtitles are cleverly displayed on the back of the one in front of you, in a choice of German, English, French or Turkish.
Written April 23, 2018
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Cheryl415
San Francisco9 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
This was our second time visiting Komische Oper and our second time being blown away. We saw an opera both times (Magic Flute and Barber of Seville) and both were great. The singing is fantastic and the modern take on classics keeps you thoroughly entertained every time. We bought extremely reasonably priced tickets--18 euro this time and 12 euro last time. Although the vision wasn't perfect from our seats, they were well worth the price and we would buy them again. My husband has a lot of experience with opera and was highly impressed. The creativity and talent that goes into the show is truly great. The building itself is highly impressive, the coat check free, and they give you chocolate on your way out the door. What's not to love?!
Written December 4, 2016
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Jacobo
Colmenar, Spain146 contributions
Nov 2014 • Business
Berlin has 3 major opera houses: the Deutsche Oper, the Staatsoper and the Komische Oper. Latter one is the smallest of the three, however, in terms of quality no less than the others. on the contrary, the artistic dircetor, Barrie Kosky made this theater into one of the hippest in town, offering a wide range of music theater genres, from baroque opera to classic musicals. I visited West Side Story and was blown away by the professionalism of the cast and orchestra. A superb performance. Highly recommended!
Written December 19, 2014
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I-am-not-Robin-Hood
Nottingham121 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
Komische Oper is the naughty child by the side of big Mummy Staatsoper and big Daddy Deutsche Oper. The productions are often German "regie" i.e. where the director goes a bit mad - but this can also be fascinating. The two best productions of Salome that I have seen are the traditional production at Staatsoper and the over-the-top one at Komische. The outside of the building is of Soviet drabness, but don't be fooled. Inside is a spacious foyer with plenty of seating for before the performance and during intervals. The auditorium is quite old-fashioned in a pleasant way. The seats are comfortable (unlike Deutsche Oper) with plenty of leg room. All operas are performed in German instead of surtitles, you can read translations on the back of the seat in front of you - you choose from English, French or Turkish.
Written September 21, 2012
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AMC
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Couples
On 11th July 2019, my husband and I went to Komische Oper for "stardust". The show was organized by a promoter called BB Promotion based in Mannheim. Not only my seat, but quite a few others too, were double sold. The staff offered no help to find alternative seats. I ran to a few different sections of the hall but could not find any seat of decent visibility comparable to the seat we bought and left 10 mins after the show started. Whole evening ruined. When I went to Komische Oper box office the following day for refund, they said the hall was rented to BB Promotion and BB Promotion should be responsible for refund, not Komische Oper. But when I followed up with BB promotion, they were irresponsive. As BB Promotion admitted, the double selling problem sprang from both Komische Oper and BB promotion selling tickets. Only one of them should be selling tickets. Many big concert houses e.g. Berlin Phil, Elbphilharmonie, would only allow one party to sell the tickets. If the promoter is selling tickets, the concert house own site would direct u to the promoter site. Then double selling would not occur. Their ticketing system is a mess, double selling should not have happened. Both Komische Oper and BB Promotion are not even slightly apologetic about it and their staff were unhelpful. Yet they both claim to be of international standing. What a joke! They should seriously look into their ticketing system to avoid such mishap from recurring. After various emails and phone calls with BB promotion and Komische Oper, to this date, I have not yet obtained the refund. Annoying! There are many other events/shows in Berlin these days, stay away from Komische Oper and any event organised by BB Promotion!!
Written July 31, 2019
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370neha
Czech Republic38 contributions
Apr 2017
non boring opera and other production, subtitles at every seat, nice place really looking like a really small opera house, you see well from any seat and its very cosy and lovely decorated. you will feel like being in opera house of past but its in fact with all modern necessities and you will be pleasantly surprised i suppose. cheaper tickets than the other two opera houses, colourful productions , you can get rabatt with berlin welcome card, 25% they do also operetta and musical and other things ,not only opera, watch their schedule.
Written May 3, 2017
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Frankie C
London, UK693 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
Not many cities support 3 full time opera houses - no doubt that the Komische Oper is the premier house at present under the direction of the brilliant Barry Kolsky. We saw a great performance of Peter Pan (from Cardiff!). A lovely late 19c interior, the building was almost completely rebuilt in the 1960's. Seats very reasonably priced and easy to buy on-line.
Written December 29, 2016
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