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Opera on Tap Berlin presents The Tales of Hoffmann in a 1920's Silent Movie Theatre in Berlin.
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Bald feiert Opera on Tap Berlin seinen ersten Geburtstag! Um das zu feiern, wollen wir unsere erste richtige Inszenierung auf die Beine stellen: "Hoffmanns Erzählungen" (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) von Jaques Offenbach. Opera on Tap Berlin ist der erste internationale Ableger von Opera on Tap USA.

Damit wir unser Jubiläum gebührend feiern können, möchten wir ein Stück aufführen bei dem wir unserer Kreativität freien Lauf lassen und die Zuschauer mit einbeziehen können.

"Hoffmanns Erzählungen" ist so etwas wie ein Baukasten für eine Oper - weil Offenbach das Stück vor seinem Tod nie vollenden konnte, ist es heute üblich seiner Kreativität freien Lauf zu lassen und es immer wieder anzupassen, zu verändern und neu zu gestalten.

Als wir den perfekten Ort für unsere Aufführungen gefunden haben - das ehemalige Stummfilmkino Delphi in Prenzlauer Berg - wussten wir sofort, wie unsere Aufführung aussehen soll! Wir wollen uns an den Stummfilmen der 20er orientieren und Offenbachs Stück mit dem Ort verschmelzen lassen. Unsere Proben fangen Ende Dezember an, so dass wir unsere erste Inszenierung hoffentlich Ende Februar 2016 aufführen können.

Natürlich ist so eine Aufführung mit vielen Kosten verbunden, vor allem für eine kleine, unabhängige Gruppe wie unsere. Unser erarbeitetes Budget deckt hierbei nur den kleinsten Betrag, den wir für eine Aufführung brauchen, ab. Die grundlegenden Kosten sind wie folgt:

  • Miete für den Veranstaltungsort (2 Vorstellungen-500€/performance und 3 Proben vor Ort-100€/rehearsal )
  • Beleuchtung - Lichtanlage und Techniker  (200€/Tag x5)
  •  Untertitel Projektor (300€/Tag x5)
  • Klaviermiete (ungefähr 1200€ ein Woche)
  • Film- und Tonaufnahmen (500€)
  • Kostüme und Make Up (1000€)
  • Sonstiges Kosten und Kickstarter Gebühr (500€)

Unser Team besteht unter anderem aus dem internationalen Opernsänger Gidon Saks, der als Bühnenregisseur fungieren wird, und der Regieassistentin an der Staatsoper Berlin, Caroline Staunton, die als Co-Bühnenregisseur für uns tätig sein wird. Wir haben die Künstler und die Erfahrung - was wir brauchen ist finanzielle Unterstützung.

Wir hoffen also, dass viele Opernliebhaber uns unterstützen können. Nicht nur damit wir Künstler mehr Möglichkeiten haben, sondern auch damit wir mehr Leute für diese besondere Art der Oper interessieren und unsere Leidenschaft mit noch mehr Menschen teilen können! Es ist unser Weihnachtswunsch, dass Kunstliebhaber und Neulinge uns Ihre Unterstützung geben, um unsere Produktion von "Hoffmanns Erzählungen" auf die Beine zu stellen und auch andere unabhängige Opernhäuser dazu zu ermutigen, sich selber an solchen Produktionen zu versuchen.

Opera on Tap Press

Deutschlandfunk Radio und Berliner Morgenpost

English

Opera on Tap Berlin is approaching our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! To celebrate, we are putting on our first full production: The Tales Of Hoffmann, by Jacques Offenbach. Opera on Tap Berlin is an independent opera company, the first international branch of Opera on Tap from the United States.

We knew we wanted to do something big to celebrate one year in Berlin, but the question was, how could we do a full production and keep with the ideals and mission of Opera on Tap? We needed a lively show with which we could get creative. Furthermore, we wanted to find ways to engage the audience while making sure they have a chance to relax with a drink as the show envelops them. The Tales of Hoffmann is a perfect fit because it is set in a tavern (very Opera on Tap) and one can customize the show to fit many concepts. When we found the absolutely perfect venue in the Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi (an old silent movie theater from the 1920's in Berlin) the production design fell instantly into place. The whole production will be modeled after a silent film and accompanied by piano, as silent movies were in the 1920’s.

We start rehearsals mid-December and anticipate performances to take place at the end of February 2016.

Of course, putting together a full production as an independent opera company comes with many costs. Our Kickstarter goal is designed to cover production costs related to venue, costumes, technical elements including video documentation, and props. All the cast and creative team have pledged to donate their time and talent because they are pasionate about the project. Should we greatly exceed our fundraising goal, we may be able to offer some compensation to the artists. Therefore the goal reflects the bare minimum necessary to make the project happen, and if we exceed it by even 1000 Euros, let alone double it, it will make a major difference to the amount of rehearsal time we have available, and brings the possibility of enhancing the production through the addition of collaborative instrumentalists, front of house staff, stage management, extra costumes, props, and effects, and publicity. The basic costs are as follows:

  • Venue rental for three pre-show rehearsals (100€/rehearsal) and two performances (500€/performance)
  • Lighting Technician (200€/day x5)
  • Projector for subtitles (300€/day x5)
  • Two months rehearsal space rental (500€)
  • Piano (estimated 1200€ per one week rental)
  • Video and sound documentation of show (500€)
  • Costumes and make-up (1000€)
  • Miscellaneous costs and Kickstarter's fee (500€)

This brings our total to 7500€.

Our directors are Gidon Saks, internationally acclaimed opera singer, and Caroline Staunton, who is currently an assistant director at the Staatsoper Berlin. We have the artists and the experience to achieve this goal, what we need Is your monetary support. 

We hope that opera lovers new and old alike are interested in supporting independent opera, something we feel extraordinarily passionate about. Providing more performing opportunities to singers and attracting a new audience to opera is key to the survival of the art form.

It is our holiday wish that lovers of the arts will give us their support not only to fund our production of Tales of Hoffmann, but to encourage other independent companies grow and step outside the box.

Opera on Tap Press

Deutschlandfunk Radio and Berliner Morgenpost

Risks and challenges

English- See below

Im Live-Theater kann es immer vorkommen, dass in der Vorbereitung oder der Aufführung etwas schief geht. Doch glücklicherweise arbeiten wir mit erfahrenen Profis zusammen, die genau wissen wie man etwaige Hindernisse überwindet. An einem Ort wie dem Delphi-Theater gibt es so viele verschiedene Möglichkeiten für die Inszenierung, dass es leicht möglich ist sich Alternativen zu überlegen, falls eine erste Idee nicht funktioniert. Die Tatsache, dass wir in Berlin sind, gibt uns viele Möglichkeiten Profis für Beleuchtung, Ton- und Videoaufnahmen sowie alle anderen technischen Aspekte der Aufführung zu finden. Falls eine Option also doch nicht richtig klappt, gibt es immer genügend andere Möglichkeiten.
Wir sind äußerst zuversichtlich, dass wir mit unserem Team an Künstlern jedes Hindernis, das sich uns in den Weg stellt, überwinden können.

In live theater there are always many things can go wrong leading up to and even during performance. Fortunately for Opera on Tap Berlin, we are working with well seasoned professionals who know how to overcome such obstacles. With a space like the Delphi theater there are so many staging options, should an original idea fail to be feasible in the space we have so many options for re-staging.
Being based in Berlin offers us many choices for professionals in sound recording, lighting and many other technical aspects of the show. Thus should one option fail to work out, we have many choices available to us.
We are extremely confident that with our team of artists we can overcome any obstacles in our path.

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