Classical Music is a special treat in your everyday life. If it would be a dish it would be like a delicacy you need days to prepare and as soon as you taste it you know that all the effort was worth it.
Berlin has many places to enjoy classical music. Some are prestigious and elegant, some are more unconventional. One unique setting we have enjoyed in the past two years is the open-air classic concert series Staatsoper für Alle. Organized by Staatsoper Berlin in collaboration with BMW there will be an Opera screening on the 15th and a live concert from the Staatskapelle on the 16th of June at Bebelplatz. And the best thing is: the concerts are completely free and accessible to everyone.
Last year we started the idea to offer a little special for our iHeartBerlin readers that are as into classical music as we are. Before the concert on the 16th at 13.00, we will provide a picnic starting at 11.30h with drinks and snacks for 3×2 readers that we will pick in a raffle. So you can listen to the concert on Sunday 16th and enjoy a delightful brunch with lots of sparkling wine and us as your hosts.
What is the program of this year?
On Saturday the 15th at 15h there will be a cinema-like open-air screening of the opera Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner featuring Andreas Schager and Anja Kampe as lead singers. The opera will be staged simultaneously inside the opera house.
On Sunday the 16th at 13h there will be a live concert featuring pieces from Mendelsohn Bartholdy and Brahms by Staatskapelle directed by no other than famous orchestra director Daniel Barenboim. But the main star of the concert will be the 26-year-old violinist Jiyoon Lee who is playing the first violin at Staatskapelle. The South Korean prodigy musician is the first female first violin in the history of the orchestra and deserves all her international fame.
What do you need to do to win?
Just leave a comment below with your favorite classical music instrument until the 11th of June and we will randomly draw the lucky winners and inform them shortly after. Good luck!