BAL­LET AND OPERA

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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. 2, 8 Dec: Car­men (G. Bizet). 4, 11 Dec: Fal­staff ( Verdi). 6, 30 Dec: Die Zauber­flöte ( W. A. Mozart). 7, 13 Dec: Tannhäuser ( Wag­ner). 12, 19 Dec: Tu­ran­dot (Puc­cini). 14, 17, 20 Dec: Der Rosenkava­lier (Strauss). 21, 25 Dec: Lo­hen­grin ( Wag­ner). 29, 31 Dec: L’Elisir D’Amore (Donizetti). 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 Dec: Clivia (Nico Dostal). 3, 12, 13, 20, 23, 28 Dec: West Side Story (Leonard Bern­stein). 4, 7, 11 Dec: Amer­i­can Lulu (Olga Neuwirth). 6, 14, 17, 25 Dec: Don Gio­vanni (Mozart). 7, 9, 26 Dec: Das Ge­spenst von Kan­ter­ville (Mar­ius Felix Lange). 10, 26 Dec: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 11, 31 Dec: Die Schöne He­lena (Of­fen­bach). 18, 27 Dec: Die Fledermaus (Strauss). 21, 30 Dec: Ari­zona Lady (Kalmán). www.komis­cheoper- berlin.de. Behrensstr. 55-57. T: 030.47997400. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Staats­bal­lett

Berlin’s bal­let company, cur­rently housed in the Deutsche Oper. 2, 9, 29 Dec: Don Juan (Gluck),

chore­og­ra­phy by Gior­gio Ma­dia, at Komis­che Oper. 5, 10, 15, 26, 27 Dec: The Nutcracker. 8, 22 Dec: Hänsel und Gre­tel (Grieg), chore­og­ra­phy by Gior­gio Ma­dia, at Komis­che Oper. 11, 12 Dec: Giselle ( Adam), chore­og­ra­phy by Pa­trice Bart, at Schiller Theater. www.staats­bal­lett- berlin.de. 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. 14, 18 Dec: Il Bar­biere Di Siviglia (Rossini). 4, 6 Dec: Faust (Gounod). 19, 20 Dec: Can­dide (Bern­stein). 7, 14 Dec: Ad­vent Con­cert. 7, 10, 13, 17, 21 Dec: Aus einem Toten­haus (Janacek). 15 Dec: The Turn Of The Screw (Brit­ten). 23, 25 Dec: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). www.staat­soper- berlin.de. Schiller­str. 9/Bis­mar­ck­str. 110. T: 030.20354555. U Deutsche Oper. B3

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