09.02 Der Rosenkavalier at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

The Viennese aristocracy are no strangers to family feuds: boorish Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau interrupts the morning tête-à-tête between his cousin, the Marschallin, and her young lover Octavian, to ask for her help with his wedding plans, which are steered more by financial gain than love. Ochs does not suspect that Octavian himself, who is chosen to deliver the engagement rose, will eventually fall in love with the bride.

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New Book:

Zum Weinen schön, zum Lachen bitter

Release Date: 17.02.2020

Profound, dazzling and imaginative: as in his bestseller Das Buch vom Süden, André Heller has produced a book full of remarkable, profound and dazzling stories.

From world championships in hand-folding to Shlomo Herzmansky’s miraculous survival thanks to Himmler and a wild nocturnal maelstrom of Lipizzaner horses in the heart of Vienna, everything is possible. Even the eradication of death doesn’t come as a huge surprise when you’re immersed in the narrative world of André Heller. As in his bestseller Das Buch vom Süden[The Book of the South], André Heller mixes anecdotes with autobiographical elements and creates pictures and portraits of his world, which brings the past into the present and the distant within reach. “André Heller could become tomorrow’s Maupassant, Schnitzler or even Joseph Roth.” (Joachim Kaiser of the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung)