'Edgar': An Early Work by Puccini Celebrates Its Berlin Premiere
Giacomo Puccini's early work "Edgar" was reworked several times after its 1889 premiere in Milan, and only became a success in the final version of 1905. This version, in which Puccini's musical genius is already clearly evident, has been performed in Berlin for the first time ever on February 4, 2019. The Berliner Operngruppe and Bertelsmann are once again drawing attention to lesser-known operas by great composers whose works are stored at Bertelsmann's own Archivio Storico Ricordi, with a performance at the Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt. Following the staging of the Verdi operas "Stiffelio" (2017) and "Giovanna d'Arco" (2018), this is their third such cooperation.