Festival of discoveries
26 – 30 SEPT 2023
Open house, free admission, full programme: the upcoming edition of the Fratopia festival has some innovations in store. We have radically rethought the basic idea of the festival - an invitation to discover and listen to classical music anew. For five days, the Alte Oper is open to everyone, from the afternoon until late in the evening. A top-class programme of short concerts awaits you in various halls of the house. And with it, the cordial invitation to simply drop by - without a plan and without a ticket, but with an appetite for innovative concert formats and encounters!
FRATOPIA RETHOUGHT! THIS IS HOW IT WORKS:
JUST DROP BY!
Whenever you come to the house on the five festival days from 2.30 p.m. onwards, a wide range of concerts awaits you in the various halls until late at night. You have free access to all dates without a ticket or advance booking.
Right in the middle
Once again, the Fratopia festival creates opportunities to experience music from new perspectives - surprisingly, at close quarters, with the ear refocused on the sound sources.
The Great Hall becomes an open space, the usual rows of seats have disappeared or the seats around various sound islands have been realigned. And in the Mozart Hall, too, the audience literally moves into the middle of the sounds. All concerts here are held under the motto “Mittendrin” (in the middle) and enable a new experience of music in space.
Much to discover
The Fratopia festival offers a wide-ranging programme across the centuries and genres. Look forward to: a Brahms symphony broken down into individual sound sources; contributions to György Ligeti's 100th birthday; unusual alliances, for example between a drum kit and four saxophones; electrobeats and club atmosphere; concerts with classical music stars such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Michael Wollny or Alexej Gerassimez and much more.
Meeting place Alte Oper
Open house, that doesn't just mean open concerts. During the festival, the Alte Oper becomes a meeting place as well as a retreat. Make yourself comfortable in the reading lounge or experience an ensemble up close in our VR glasses station, exchange ideas with others over coffee and cake, or set up your temporary workplace in our working space. In short: just drop by and feel at home with us!