Katharina Kammerloher


Adrian Heger


Jürgen Flimm


Sarah Aristidou


Corinna Scheurle


Adam Kutny



Gustav Mahler

Lied des Verfolgten im Turm (from Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Gustav Mahler

Aus! Aus! (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Robert Schumann

Muttertraum op. 40/2 (Fünf Lieder)

Robert Schumann

Der Soldat op. 40/3 (Fünf Lieder)

Robert Schumann

Zwielicht Op. 39/10

Gustav Mahler

Ablösung im Sommer (from Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Gustav Mahler

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (from Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Gustav Mahler

Der Schildwache Nachtlied (from Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Eric Zeisl


Alban Berg

Schlafen, Schlafen op. 2/1 (Vier Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Klavier)

Gustav Mahler

In diesem Wetter! (Kindertotenlieder No. 5)

Approximate running time: 1h 15m without intermission

Jürgen Flimm, acclaimed stage director and former intendant of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, brings an intensely personal project to the Pierre Boulez Saal.

“When the horrors of the First World War came to an end and the noise of battle faded 100 years ago, officer cadet Karl Varges, aged 18, was dead. He had marched off into those battles not long before – at first, as if he were going on a vacation camp, on a cheerful journey. But in the moving letters he wrote home, that picture increasingly turned into a horrible nightmare. My grandfather, the historian Prof. Willi Varges, collected my uncle Karl’s letters. I would like to read excerpts from them for you.”   — Jürgen Flimm