Valer Barna-Sabadus ©Hans Georg Michel

The Deutsche Oper am Rhein presents Händel's baroque opera Xerxes on February 1 at the Opera House Düsseldorf with the fabulous countertenor Valer Barna-Sabadus.

Set in 480 B.C., this tragic comedy is loosely based on the a story of the Persian Xerxes 1. It is a tale of raging jealousy, trickery and love that is not to be. A rich and production is promised us with the chance to see a workshop on the workings behind the piece on January 21 at 6pm, also at the opera House.

RhineBuzz offer you the best seats in the house at a discounted price as well as special prices on seats in the upper tiers and for students.
Please enquire at opera@rhinebuzz.com for details.

Here a taster of the moving voice of Valer Barna-Sabadus

Do you have something to say to the City of Düsseldorf?

©C. IIlsley Photography

I receive numerous emails, almost daily, from folks who are new in town and would like to know anything from how to meet people, what's on in the city, to where can I can my child go to ballet classes, or, surely the funniest question had to be .... where can I buy a plastic sheep?!!! 

The City of Düsseldorf is doing what it can to make you feel at home in your chosen city and so I am invited to take part in regular meetings which address the needs of the expats in the city with the Local Support Group on the OPENCities project: take a look here.

You are asked to take part in this survey to assess the needs of the international community. Please take the time to do this, it is your chance to make a difference.

Thank you and Happy New Year to you all!