Win Exclusive Picnic with iHeartBerlin at the Best Classic Open-Air Concert


This year’s early and glorious summer is not only offering the most relaxed weekends at the lakes but also lots of amazing cultural activities you can experience under the open sky.

One of our absolute favorite classical music happenings in Berlin is Staatsoper für Alle. The opera house right at Under den Linden has recently reopened and is organizing once a year a weekend of free concerts and opera screenings.

For this year’s edition, we partnered up with Staatsoper to offer you an amazing price: We will organize a delicious exclusive picnic at the event with lots of delicious treats (and sparkling wine ;)) for 3×2 of our readers. So you can listen to the concert on Saturday 16th and enjoy a delightful brunch with us.


The idea of Staatsoper für Alle is to bring classical music and opera to a large audience and let them have a collective experience right at the historic center of the city. Surrounded by majestic architecture, a bright blue sky and lots of like-minded people who are in love with music these events bring people of all kinds together in one place.

On Saturday the 16th at 12h there will be a concert directed by no other than famous orchestra director Daniel Barenboim. The program consists of many highlights of the classical music repertoire. I am really looking forward especially to hear Sacre du Printemps by Igor Stravinsky which is one of my favorite music pieces.

On Sunday the 17th at 18  there will be a cinema-like open-air screening of the opera Macbeth that will be staged simultaneously inside the opera house. The main characters will be played by world famous opera stars Placido Domingo and Anna Netrebko.

The whole project which is now already in his 12th edition and is made possible through a long-term commitment of the car manufacturer BMW. Already half Million people have been guests at these free concerts that really are opening minds and hearts to the classical music world.

To participate in the raffle please leave a comment with your favorite classical music piece in the comments until Thursday (June 14, 2018) at midnight. And even if you might not win our picnic it does not mean you can’t have the pleasure to go there. You can bring chairs, snacks and good friends as many as you like to have a unique experience in the historic center of Berlin. Discover more about Staatsoper für Alle.

This post is part of a collaboration with Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Claudio by
on June 11th, 2018
updated on June 11th, 2018
in Events, Music

88 Responses to “Win Exclusive Picnic with iHeartBerlin at the Best Classic Open-Air Concert”

  1. Daisy Hilbrands Says:

    Sous le dôme épais always moved me

  2. Sech Says:

    Hola! My absolute fave is: Tchaikovsky Symphony 6 Pathetique

  3. Arina Francke Says:

    Ravel “Bolero” – to name just one!

  4. Chris Says:

    Johann Sebastian Bach – “Zion Hört Die Wächter Singen” BWV 140 Mov. 4

  5. James Patock Says:

    Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1

  6. Caroline B. Says:

    Richard Wagner – Siegfried Idyll <3

  7. Lucija Says:

    Sergei Sergejewitsch Prokofjew: Romeo and Julia

  8. Marcel Says:

    B.Briten „War Requiem“

  9. Hildegard Heinemanne Says:

    My favourite is:
    Verdi: Overture (Preludio) Of Macbeth

  10. Keith Says:

    Stravinsky – Firebird Suite !!

  11. Jo Barber Says:

    Holst’s The Planets

  12. Claudia Tessier Says:

    Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute by Mozart.

  13. Tim Says:

    Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no.2 op.18

    amazing thing

  14. Nadine M Says:

    Die kleine Nachtmusik

  15. Caroline Says:

    Basically all songs from Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski’s the Nutcracker, Op. 71 but the Miniature Overture has a very positive intro into the whole ballet

  16. Eldad Eitan Says:

    Love some of the modern stuff like
    Richard Reed Parry – Music For Heart And Breath | Heart And Breath Sextet

  17. Alex Eccleston Says:

    Henry Purcell – Dido & Aeneas – Dido’s Lament (When I am laid in earth)

  18. Ethan Says:

    Gustav Holst – The Planets

  19. Nia Says:

    I simply LOVE „Ein Sommernachtstraum” from Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

  20. Katharina Moller-Racke Says:

    I ♥️ “die Zauberflöte” von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. If I would win I would take my nephew to the concert to the concert to show him how emotional classic music can be

  21. Louisa Says:

    Maurice Ravel -Pavane pour une infante défunte

  22. Laura Says:

    Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for strings in E major <3

  23. carmenski Says:

    vivaldi – 4 jahreszeiten – der winter <3

  24. carmenski Says:

    odlie but goldie: vivaldi – die 4 jahreszeiten; insbesondere der winter <3

  25. Jo Says:

    Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. Heard it for the first time when I was five. It still makes me feel the same way today.

  26. Carlo Says:

    Must go with Mahler’s 8th Symphony, just absolute beauty!

  27. Beate Freitag Says:

    Nuit d’hymnee aus romeo et juliette von gounod. Da bekomme ich gänsehaut

  28. Carlo Says:

    Ill have to go with Mahler’s 8th Symphony, that piece is just absolute beauty for me. I would take my girlfriend to the brunch, so I hope that I can gey two tickets!

  29. Michael Says:

    Despite being a Wagnerianer, I would like to have Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder and especially “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” being sung at my funeral. And oh, why not “Isoldes Liebestod” as well…

  30. Sabine Says:

    Prokoviev: Romeo und Julia

  31. D.M.Daniel Says:

    Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

  32. carolina schomer Says:

    (Saudades das Selvas Brasileiras No.2 – Heitor Villa Lobos, Nelson Freire)

    “Saudade” ia a brazilian word that means you miss somone, or something from your land. Impossible to listen and not remember Brazil <3

  33. Stephanie Says:

    Jerusalem – Sir Hubert Parry

  34. Karen Says:

    Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Beethoven

  35. Julia Correia Says:

    Cello Suites Bach Gespielt von Pablo Casals

  36. Julia Correia Says:

    Cello Suites Bach bei Pablo Casals

  37. Nicole Says:

    Léo Delibes – Lakmé – Blumenduett

  38. Anna Maltzahn Says:

    Das Requiem in d-Moll (KV 626) von Mozart – Es ist so schön, dass ich jedesmal denke mein Herz bleibt stehen.

  39. ece Says:

    Franz Schubert-Schwanengesang, D.957: IV.Ständchen

  40. Vesna Says:

    Tristan und Isolde, Liebestod

  41. Larissa Meckelburg Says:

    Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is baroque, not classical so it doesn’t count, but that’s my favourite. Favourite classical piece has to be Mozart’s legendary Eine kleine Nachtmusik. 🙂

  42. Sabine Says:

    Mozart: Violinkonzerte

  43. Mirthe Says:

    Today it’s the second movement of Ravel’s string quartet, tomorrow morning it might be Bach’s Chaconne. On weekends it’s definitely the Sacre, especially when paired with sparkling wine.

  44. Gustavo Iturbe Says:

    I have always loved the Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44 from Robert Schumann. It’s a balm for my heart. Nevertheless, my mexican soul will always surrender to Malinconia from Manuel M. Ponce. Please, make me weekend!

  45. Paulo de Melo Says:

    The last performance of klaus Nomi’s, knowing that was it’s last due AIDS, at Eberhard Schoener’s Classic Rock Night in Munich, near his home place, the Aria of the “Cold Genius” from Henry Purcell’s 1691 opera “King Arthur or, The British Worthy.”

  46. Paulo de Melo Says:

    Klaus Nomi’s last performance before his death, the Aria of the “Cold Genius” from Henry Purcell’s 1691 opera “King Arthur or, The British Worthy.”

  47. Annika Lesem Says:

    Since my grandma always played it when I was a kid I think it is Rachmaninow: Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor.

  48. Brian Gallagher Says:

    Dvorak 8 is very special for my wife & I. It is the piece we saw preformed in Chicago by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at their outdoor summer home (Ravinia) the night we got engaged. 6 years ago this summer.

  49. Roxana FLORES Says:

    My favorite oper is The Magic Flute by Mozart, but I love Verdu, Rossini and Puccini too!

  50. Vanessa Koutsulis Says:

    Beethoven‘s Sonata Pathétique, Op.13 is my favorite piece! After years of piano lessons and practicing as a child, this was the piece I performed at my last recital at age 17. 🌈🍀

  51. Begonia Says:

    Yasssss! My all time favorite is Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No.2, especially the 3rd movement!!

  52. Florentine Says:

    h-Moll-Messe by Johann Sebastian Bach, BWV 232, is heaven for me.

  53. Alex Says:

    Haydn “Die Schöpfung”

  54. Sandra Höhbauer Says:

    Nessun Dorma von Giacomo Puccini <3

  55. Elfie Says:

    Oh mio Babbino caro from Puccini’s opera Gianni Schicchi is one of my favorites.

  56. Michelle Spring Says:

    how does one choose!? Serenade for strings in E major by Antonín Dvořák. yes. or…um…actually…this is a tough question

  57. Michelle Says:

    this would be the most spectacular prize to win. Giuseppe Verdi – Libiamo ne’lieti calici

  58. Brian Says:

    Dvorak 8 has special meaning to us. We saw the Chicago Symphony Orchestra preform the piece the night we got engaged (6 years ago) at the CSO’s summer home, Ravinia.

  59. Tracy Alm Says:

    Violin concerto Tchaikovsky op 35!

  60. Logan Says:

    One of mine is “Also sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss because of its epic and indelible use in the opening Dawn of Man sequence in Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”.

  61. Michelle Says:

    Giacomo Puccini, ‘Nessun Droma’. But then also ‘O mio babbino caro’. I adore Puccini operas <3

  62. Karlene Allen Says:

    “Die kleine Nachtmusik”. Please make my weekend!

  63. Ana Maria Ruge Says:

    Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana 🙂

  64. Kirill Milkus Says:

    Hello! 16. June is my birthday) I have a lot of favourite classical music pieces, but most of all I love Concierto de Aranjuez in Paco de Lucia performance. I also love S. Rachmaninov Prelude op. 23 no. 5 in G minor in a performance of Wladimir Ashkenazy.

  65. Gamze Farz Says:

    Giacomo Puccini- Nessun Droma obviously!!!

  66. Diana Says:

    Erik Satie – Gymnopédie No. 1

  67. Ryan Says:

    Carmina Burana – Carl Orff

  68. Cecilia Says:

    Bolero by Ravel because it is majestic!

  69. Olga Says:

    Peer Gynt Suites 🎶

  70. Kim Says:

    If I had to choose a favorite, I’d say Prokofiev’s Lt Kije Suite.

  71. Sebastian Carstens Says:

    For me it is Gustav Mahler with Symphony No. 9 in D Major: IV. Adagio. Sehr langsam und noch zurückhaltend

  72. Edurne Says:

    ❤️ Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen ♥️

  73. Gilbert Says:

    Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner

  74. Maria Kökenhoff Says:

    so many to choose from! Will go with Luigi Boccherini’s Minuetto

  75. David Knöner Says:

    Let’s go with 1812 by Tchaikovsky!

  76. martina foschini Says:

    my all time favorite piece is the ‘ode to joy’. it makes me cry

  77. Mahmoud Kaabour Says:

    Staatsoper für Alle is one of my favorite events in the city. Tchaikovsky’s 5th would be my favorite, conducted by no other than Mr Barenboim 🙂

  78. Steffi Says:

    tchaikovsky, waltz of the flowers from the nutcracker <3

  79. Elisa Says:

    My favorite piece of music is definitely “Le sacre du Printemps”. When I saw the film “Coco & Igor” I got an idea how revolutionary and scandalous this piece of music was. It still has an enormous power and I would really like to see it again. 💯🎶

  80. Ina Says:

    J.S.Bach Concerto in D Minor for two Violins (BW 1043)

  81. Juan Says:

    “Vier letzte Lieder” von Richard Strauss!

  82. Lucie Says:

    My heart melts when I hear Schuberts Winterreise. ❄️💕🎶

  83. Doris Says:

    I loved listening to my dad play Chopin’s waltz in b minor

  84. Amelie Says:

    Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
    Claude Debussy is so beautiful.
    It would be so great if i could celebrate the 30th birthday with my friend Sophie an Saturday with a charming brunch picnic. 🍾🎯💯🎀

  85. Luciana Says:

    Staatsoper für Alle..that’s an amazing idea!!👏👏🎶🎼 Chopin nocturne E flat Major is one of my favourite!

  86. kat Says:

    Carl Orff’s “O Fortuna” aus Carmina Burana .

  87. Peyman Says:

    Shostakovich- Waltz No. 2

  88. Susanna Says:

    There are a lot of pieces I like. One that I like a lot and listen to often is Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor ‘From the New World’.

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