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Deutsche Oper

A 1960s dé­cor-free box of acous­tic magic. Di­rec­tor and con­duc­tor Don­ald Run­ni­cles puts to­gether rich pro­grams with lots of Verdi, Rossini, and Mozart. 14 Oct: Ari­adne in Naxos, con­cert ver­sion (R. Strauss). www.deutscheoper­ber­lin. de. Bis­mar­ck­str. 35. T: 030.34384343. U Deutsche Oper. B3

Komis­che Oper

Young and dar­ing opera pro­duc­tions won this theater the ti­tle of “Opera House of the year 2013.” Aus­tralian in­ten­dant Bar­rie Kosky is also the artis­tic di­rec­tor of some of the per­for­mances, with mes­mer­iz­ing re­sults. 2, 4, 12, 18, 24 Oct: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 3, 15, 31 Oct: A Mid­sum­mer

Night’s Dream (Brit­ten). 5, 16, 26 Oct: Clivia (Nico Dostal). 11, 17, 25 Oct: Die Schöne He­lena, premiere (Of­fen­bach). www.komis­che-oper-berlin. de. Behrensstr. 55-57. T: 030.47997400. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3


Berlin’s bal­let company, cur­rently housed in the Deutsche Oper. 9 Oct: Du­ato|Forsythe|Goecke. Chore­ogra­phies by Du­ato, Forsythe, Goecke, at Schillerthe­ater. 10, 30 Oct: The Open Square (Per­cossa), chore­og­ra­phy by Galili, at Komis­che Oper. 17–19 Oct: Bé­jart Bal­let Lau­sanne, at Tem­po­drom. 24 Oct: Ra­mantsky|Welch. Chore­ogra­phies by Ra­mantsky and Welch, at Schillerthe­ater. www.staats­bal­ Richard-Wag­ner-Str. 10. T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3

Staat­soper im Schillerthe­ater

While its glam­orous home venue on Un­ter den Linden gets revamped, the Staat­soper has tem­po­rar­ily moved all per­for­mances to the Schiller Theater. Daniel Baren­boim’s per­fect pro­duc­tions range from Baroque op­eras to con­tem­po­rary pre­mieres. 3, 6, 12, 16, 19, 22, 25 Oct: Tosca (Puc­cini). 4 Oct: La Travi­ata ( Verdi). 15 Oct: Pi­anist Daniel Baren­boim per­forms with Jörg Wid­mann (clar­inet). Mu­sic by Mozart, Schu­mann, Berg.

5, 10, 17, 21 Oct: Rein Gold ( Wag­ner). 11, 18, 26 Oct: Tris­tan und Isolde ( Wag­ner). 23 Oct: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 29 Oct: Il Bar­biere Di Siviglia (Rossini). www.staat­ Schiller­str. 9/Bis­mar­ck­str. 110. T: 030.20354555. U Deutsche Oper. B3

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