Les Huguenots - Deutsche Oper Berlin (2016) - Les Huguenots - Deutsche Oper Berlin (2016)

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In his LES HUGUENOTS [1836] Giacomo Meyerbeer transposed one of the bloodiest massacres in European history to the opera stage. The attempt by French Catholics to murder all the country’s Protestants on St Bartholomew’s Day in 1572 remains one of most ghastly examples of religious atrocities. That LES HUGUENOTS went on to become one of Meyerbeer’s most famous operas has as much to do with his relentless approach to the exposition as with the dramatic subject matter. The opera depicts the unfolding of a catastrophe, from the fragile interdenominational peace and the vain attempts at mediation to the organisation of the crime in the famous “benediction of the swords” culminating in the indiscriminate slaughter of the Huguenots.

In its linking of the fate of the two lovers Raoul and Valentine with the major historical event that was the St Bartholomew’s Day massacre, LES HUGUENOTS became the archetypal work of the new grand opéra sub-genre and one of the most influential operas in history.

LES HUGUENOTS is the central work in the Deutsche Oper’s Meyerbeer cycle, which presents new theatrical productions of the key works of Berlin’s greatest ever composer. The American David Alden, who recently directed Britten’s operas PETER GRIMES and BILLY BUDD and is one of the highest-profile directors working today, was signed to stage the work.

More information is available on the official website of the opera house.


November 13, 2016 17:00:00

November 17, 2016 18:00:00

November 20, 2016 17:00:00

November 23, 2016 18:00:00

November 26, 2016 18:00:00

January 29, 2017 17:00:00

February 04, 2017 18:00:00


David Alden

Michele Mariotti

Patrizia Ciofi

Siobhán Stagg

Olesya Golovneva

Irene Roberts

Jana Kurucová

Yosep Kang

Juan Diego Flórez

Seth Carico

Derek Welton

Thomas Lehman

Marc Barrard

Stephen Bronk

Andrew Harris

Ante Jerkunica

Jörg Schörner

Andrew Dickinson

Alexei Botnarciuc

John Carpenter

Abigail Levis

Adriana Ferfezka

Meechot Marrero

Paul Kaufmann

James Kryshak

Robert Watson

Alexei Botnarciuc

Work's characters list



Marguerite de Valois

Marguerite de Valois




Raoul de Nangis

Raoul de Nangis

Comte de Saint-Bris

Comte de Saint-Bris

Comte de Nevers

Comte de Nevers

De Retz







Dame d'honneur

Une coryphée

Une coryphée

De Tavannes

De Tavannes