Photo: RETURNING HOME © Sebastian Mayer


von Ludger Engels & Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. What happens when two people meet again after a long time? Half her life, Penelope waits for Ulysses to return, making longing her purpose in life, before Ulysses reappears after decades of war and errantry. But what has remained of the former intimacy? Is homecoming after the experiences still possible at all? And what does home mean for each individual? The music theatre "RETURNING HOME", directed by Ludger Engels, explores these questions based on Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria" (1640), mirrored by Korean "Gagok" songs that were composed almost at the same time. more 

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 

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 

Every Hare an Artist. A Beuys Fable

All old fat? To mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Joseph Beuys, the Austrian director and composer Georg Nussbaumer is staging a surreal music-theatre about one of the greats of the German art scene, Joseph Beuys, on the basis of the play "Every Hare an Artist. A Beuys Fable", by the American screenwriter Tom Patchett, with music and performance by Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. more 

Black Hole

"Black Hole" is an musical installation-performance that uses the requiem form to engage with rituals of mourning and their interaction of conscious and subconscious elements. The Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and artist and hypnotist Martin Eder use acoustic and visual effects to create a world between worlds, searching for a communal experience of grief. more 

Orfeo – eine Sterbeübung

After Claudio Monteverdi. A dying exercise. Susanne Kennedy, Suzan Boogaerdt, Bianca van der Schoot, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. more 

Now I Lay Me Down

A listening experience in a lightless space. – A new piece by Sabrina Hölzer and the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. more 


"Kaleidoskopville" is a staged musical evening which examines the practice of making music together and explores the social function of music. How is a community constituted according to traditional musical concepts? more 

Atlas – Inseln der Utopie

Composer José M. Sánchez Verdú and award-winning director Sabrina Hölzer explore new links between the public and space within an artistic process. more 

Dark was the Night

Part three of the projects in a lightless space by Sabrina Hölzer with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and foley artist Max Bauer. more