Bajazzo Road Opera

Almost exactly 125 years after the premiere of Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" (Bajazzo), the verismo opera is given a post-dramatic update in the Kudamm Karree in Berlin. The Kurfürstendamm is a place where imaginary and real spaces intermesh, a place anchored in the history of the city and its theaters. Blueprints and the quiet decay of what were high-flying visions of the future mark this street. It is a street consumed by consumer culture, trampled over by swarms of tourists and inhabited by residents who take in all these changes with doubtful eyes. "Bajazzo Road Opera", a collaboration between Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, director Ludger Engels and musician and actor Thomas Mahmoud, finds its roots in this intermediate space. more 

Kaleidoskop at Maschinenhaus

Inspired by the Wagnerian ideal of Gesamtkunstwerk and The Artwork of the Future in the 21st Century, Ron Sadoff und Tae Hong Park present a New York University concert on June 1, 2017 at the Maschinenhaus of Berlin's Kulturbrauerei. The concert will feature Berlin's Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, performing works by Henry Purcell, Jennifer Walsh and Peter Ablinger – highlighted by compositions by NYU Steinhardt Professors Tae Hong Park and Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe. more 

Bajazzo Road Opera LIVESTREAM

"Bajazzo Road Opera" streaming live now here: more 

Bajazzo Road Opera ticket presale

The presale of tickets for "Bajazzo Road Opera" by Ludger Engels, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Thomas Mahmoud at Kudamm Karree / Emmaline (Kurfürstendamm 206-209, 10719 Berlin) has started. Tickets are now available from the KALEIDOSKOP-TICKETSHOP. more 

Admission to Bajazzo Road Opera

Admission to "Bajazzo Road Opera" is via the fire lane (German: Feuerwehrzufahrt) right next to the Komödie am Kurfürstendamm (Kurfürstendamm 206). After the second barrier you will find a freight elevator and a staircase marked "TREPPE O" to your left. more 

ЗМЕЯ – The Riot Of Seduction at Klarafestival in Belgium

Kaleidoskop has arrived in Belgium and rehearses the new production "ЗМЕЯ – The Riot Of Seduction", a cooperation with the Italian theater company Fanny & Alexander under the direction of Luigi de Angelis. The premiere will take place on March 17 at Concertgebouw Bruges as part of the Klarafestival. Further shows are schedules for March 19 at deSingel in Antwerp. more 

ЗМЕЯ – The Riot of Seduction

The music theatre production "ЗМЕЯ – The Riot Of Seduction" is inspired by the life and work of the visionary Russian impresario Sergey Diaghilev. Director Luigi De Angelis and Kaleidoskop create a piece about the art of seduction and manilpulation in the spirit of the Ballet Russes. more 

Latest News

To do something for love: DADADADAAAAA

In tennis the zero is called 'love' which goes back to the term 'to do something for love'. 10 years of love for music are now behind Kaleidoskop and Andromeda. With "DADADADAAAAA" we will be celebrating our joint anniversary on September 24 and 25 at RADIALSYSTEM V. Tickets for the shows are available here. more 

Presale: Jeder Hase ein Künstler

The presale of tickets for our new project in cooperation with Anna Iskina Arts Management "Jeder Hase ein Künstler. Eine Beuys Fabel" by Tom Patchett and Georg Nussbaumer has started. Tickets for the premiere on October 20 and the following shows on October 21 to 23 are available from now on. more 

Black Hole Premiere

On Thursday, February 25 the time will finally come! Kaleidoskops' new production "Black Hole" in cooperation with Martin Eder within a scenic realisation by Bianca van der Schoot and Suzan Boogardt celebrates its premiere at Berlin's Sophiensaele. There are still tickets left for the performances on February 26, 27 and 28. more 

Change of artistic direction

The new year brings changes to the artistic direction of Kaleidoskop. After five energetic and successful years as artistic director of the ensemble, Daniella Strasfogel has stepped down from her post, and will be succeeded by Tilman Kanitz. She began her tenure as artistic director in cooperation with Michael Rauter in 2011. She will remain a core member of the ensemble. more 

Orfeo in Berlin

On September 18 "Orfeo" finally comes to Berlin! Our co-production with the Ruhrtriennale can be experienced until October 4 at the Martin-Gropius-Bau of Berliner Festspiele. more 

Continuance of Kaleidoskop in question!

Due to the unclear funding situation the continuance of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop is in question from 2016 on. There is urgent need for action on the side of Berlin's cultural policy! more 

Orfeo premiere in Essen

On August 20 our co-production with the Ruhrtriennale "Orfeo" premiered at Welterbe Zollverein in Essen. more 

The Orfeo-Logbook

In August and September we are going to present together with Susanne Kennedy , Suzan Boogaerdt and Bianca van der Schoot our new production "Orfeo" – at the festival Ruhrtriennale and at Martin-Gropius-Bau / Berliner Festspiele. In our "Orfeo-Logbook" you can read in the coming months articles and interviews about the realization process and background information of the production. more 

Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker – Chamber Orchestra Concert

The Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker comes to the close of its birthday celebration, and this concert also marks the close of the Solistensensemble Kaleidoskop's three-year residency in Hitzacker. more 

Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker – Late Night Lounge

A nighttime concert with members of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop at Hitzacker's Archaeological Center. more 

Ensemble in residence at Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker

For the third time Kaleidoskop is invited as ensemble in sesidence to the Festival Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker. We are celebrating the 70th birthday of the chamber music festival. more 

4 Rooms on tour

Next stop on tour: Concertgebouw Brugge and Tonhalle Düsseldorf. Get infos and tickets here! more 

2x in Amsterdam

Kaleidoskop is invited with two productions to the Holland Festival 2015 in Amsterdam. We proudly present: "Now I Lay Me Down" and "Baroque revisited". more 

coming soon: 4 Rooms opening night at RADIALSYSTEM V

"4 Rooms" on April 10 and 11 at RADIALSYSTEM V – on tour later. Tickets available now! more