Opera

Cabaret

John Kander / Fred Ebb / Joe Masteroff

Based on the book by Joe Masteroff on the play »Ich bin eine Kamera« by John Van Druten and tales of Christopher Isherwood Vocal texts by Fred Ebb, Music by John Kander German by Robert Gilbert

Berlin at the end of the 1920s: a brightly illuminated red-light district, pleasure-seeking revellers, shady bars and, of course, jazz. The locals live and make merry as though there is no tomorrow. Yet the big city lights also shine on poverty, inflation and growing anti-Semitism. In the Kit Kat Club no one wants to hear about doom and gloom. Every evening Sally Bowles, dreaming of a glittering career, sings her maxim that »Life is a Cabaret«: Reality is nothing but a stage and everything on it a game. Into this murky atmosphere arrives the writer Cliff Bradshaw, who very quickly shares not only a bed but also his lodgings with Sally. They dream of a future together; as does their landlady, Fräulein Schneider, celebrating her engagement to Herr Schultz. Yet it turns out that he is Jewish – not the best prerequisite for wedded bliss. Cliff and Sally’s relationship is also put to the test when the flamboyant nightclub singer becomes pregnant … Residing in Berlin on the eve of the Third Reich, the British writer Christopher Isherwood met the characters he later immortalized in his novel »Goodbye to Berlin«, the inspiration for the international hit musical »Cabaret«. Let yourself be seduced by this dance on the edge of the precipice: »Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!«.

Summary

Berlin at the end of the 1920s: a brightly illuminated red-light district, pleasure-seeking revellers, shady bars and, of course, jazz. The locals live and make merry as though there is no tomorrow. Yet the big city lights also shine on poverty, inflation and growing anti-Semitism. In the Kit Kat Club no one wants to hear about doom and gloom. Every evening Sally Bowles, dreaming of a glittering career, sings her maxim that »Life is a Cabaret«: Reality is nothing but a stage and everything on it a game. Into this murky atmosphere arrives the writer Cliff Bradshaw, who very quickly shares not only a bed but also his lodgings with Sally. They dream of a future together; as does their landlady, Fräulein Schneider, celebrating her engagement to Herr Schultz. Yet it turns out that he is Jewish – not the best prerequisite for wedded bliss. Cliff and Sally’s relationship is also put to the test when the flamboyant nightclub singer becomes pregnant … Residing in Berlin on the eve of the Third Reich, the British writer Christopher Isherwood met the characters he later immortalized in his novel »Goodbye to Berlin«, the inspiration for the international hit musical »Cabaret«. Let yourself be seduced by this dance on the edge of the precipice: »Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!«.

Complete Cast

Reduced orchestral version
Project Orchestra

Recommendations

Selected Performance

  • Wednesday 15 Jan 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after 65 minutes
  • End ca. 9.10 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 10 minutes

  • Venue Semper Zwei

Cast

Reduced orchestral version
Project Orchestra

Selected Performance

  • Friday 17 Jan 2020
  • Starting Time 8 pm
  • Intervals after 65 minutes
  • End ca. 10.10 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 10 minutes

  • Venue Semper Zwei

Cast

Reduced orchestral version
Project Orchestra

Selected Performance

  • Saturday 18 Jan 2020
  • Starting Time 8 pm
  • Intervals after 65 minutes
  • End ca. 10.10 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 10 minutes

  • Venue Semper Zwei

Cast

Reduced orchestral version
Project Orchestra

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 19 Jan 2020
  • Starting Time 8 pm
  • Intervals after 65 minutes
  • End ca. 10.10 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 10 minutes

  • Venue Semper Zwei

Cast

Reduced orchestral version
Project Orchestra

Selected Performance

  • Tuesday 21 Jan 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after 65 minutes
  • End ca. 9.10 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 10 minutes

  • Venue Semper Zwei

Cast

Reduced orchestral version
Project Orchestra

Selected Performance

  • Wednesday 22 Jan 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after 65 minutes
  • End ca. 9.10 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 10 minutes

  • Venue Semper Zwei

Cast

Reduced orchestral version
Project Orchestra

Selected Performance

  • Monday 27 Jan 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after 65 minutes
  • End ca. 9.10 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 10 minutes

  • Venue Semper Zwei

Cast

Reduced orchestral version
Project Orchestra

Selected Performance

  • Tuesday 28 Jan 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after 65 minutes
  • End ca. 9.10 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 10 minutes

  • Venue Semper Zwei

Cast

Reduced orchestral version
Project Orchestra

Selected Performance

  • Wednesday 29 Jan 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after 65 minutes
  • End ca. 9.10 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 10 minutes

  • Venue Semper Zwei

Cast

Reduced orchestral version
Project Orchestra