Saturday, 31 December, 16:00 GMT live in cinemas: New Year’s Eve Concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker / Bring the year to a close with chief conductor Kirill Petrenko and star tenor Jonas Kaufmann / Live from the Philharmonie Berlin in cinemas all over Germany and Europe
­Berlin (22 November 2022) – In their traditional New Year’s Eve Concert, the Berliner Philharmoniker will this time bring the year to a close with lively, dramatic Italian flair: under the direction of their chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, they will present a multifaceted programme of great Italian opera with famous opera arias by Giuseppe Verdi and Pietro Mascagni, among others, with star tenor Jonas Kaufmann. They will also perform excerpts from Nino Rota’s moving film score to Federico Fellini’s La strada and Sergei Prokofiev’s expressive musical interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, plus Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous take on Italy in his Capriccio italien. The concert, which as every year has been sold out for a long time, can still be enjoyed live in around 280 cinemas in Europe from 16:00 GMT (17:00 CET, Berlin time) on Saturday, 31 December.
Saturday, 31 December 2022, 16:00 GMT (17:00 CET, Berlin time)
“New Year’s Eve Concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker in cinemas”
Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko
Jonas Kaufmann tenor
Giuseppe Verdi La forza del destino: Overture and “La vita è inferno all’infelice … Oh, tu che in seno agli angeli”, aria of Alvaro
Riccardo Zandonai Giulietta e Romeo: “Giulietta! Son io!”, aria of Romeo
Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)
Umberto Giordano Andrea Chénier: “Un di all’azzurro”, aria of Andrea
Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo and “Mamma, quel vino è generoso”, aria of Turrido
Nino Rota La strada, Orchestral Suite: 1. Nozze in campagna – “È arrivato Zampanò” and
2. I tre suonatori e il “Matto” sul filo
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Capriccio italien op. 45
The spectacular finale of the cinema season will be a concert on 16 June 2023 conducted by Zubin Mehta with pianist Yefim Bronfman as the soloist.
The cinema screenings begin half an hour before each concert. The pre-programme features exclusive interviews and insights about the respective concert.
The updated list of all participating cinemas can be found at From there you can access the ticketing of the participating cinemas directly.