The battle between Good and Evil is ever raging in Berlin. Faced with the ticking clock of youth, we race out to hedonistic parties, guzzling booze and shushing our earnest minds, which whisper of “future consequences” and of “doing the right thing.” But have our morally dubious lives ever faced a real choice between Good and Evil?
Zoroastre, Jean-Philippe Rameau’s French Baroque operatic tragédie, offers perhaps the strongest case for the power of good, love, and purity—against hedonism, greed, and the potential horrors of power. And lucky for us Berlin miscreants, it’s premiering in our city (after its initial 1700s write-up) this summer, with breakout director Tobias Kratzer bringing us the illustrious tragedy in five acts. And we’re giving away free tickets. See below.
Zoroastre Premiere Competition – Want to win tickets?
BERLIN LOVES YOU has 1×2 tickets to give away to the premiere of Zoroastre on the 18th June at the Komische Oper. If you’d like the chance to win these tickets, email us on email@example.com with the subject: ‘Zoroastre’.
The story’s a classic one. Zoroastre is our hero (a pioneer of the Enlightenment, magical shaman, with certainly a bit more cred than your Astrological read-up). It’s a time of great despair, as the king has died, leaving mass chaos (akin to when Foodora stops delivering at 11). Abramane has seized the throne and fallen in love with the rightful heir, Amélite. But Amélite’s in love with Zoroastre, as is Erinice, another heir. In response, Erinice and Abramane conspire together against the righteous hero and heroine, which brings about a battle between “all the might of Heaven and Earth against the forces of Hell.”
So 18. – Premiere
STAGE DESIGN AND COSTUME DESIGN
Tom Erik Lie
Chorsolisten der Komischen Oper Berlin