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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.

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