Weimar classic to be 21st century opera

Bielefeld Theater has commissioned a full-length opera on Alfred Döblin’s 1929 novel Berlin Alexanderplatz, with a premiere planned for next season.

The composers are two brothers, Vivan and Ketan Bhatti.

Döblin’s son Stephan Döblin said, ‘My father and I shared a love of music. We could sit together for many hours in the evening to listen to a concert recording.

The novel has given rise to several films but has never been set to music.


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