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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. 1, 2, 23, 27 Jan: Swan Lake ( Tchaikovsky). 3, 17 Jan: Die Zauber­flöte ( W. A. Mozart). 4, 8 Jan: La Travi­ata ( Verdi). 15, 18 Jan: Tosca (Puc­cini). 16, 28, 24 Jan: Nozze di Fi­garo (Mozart). 30 Jan: Il Bar­biere di Siviglia (Rossini). 25, 29, 31 Jan: Lady Mac­beth von Mzensk (Shostakovich). 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. 9, 14, 15 Jan: West Side Story (Leonard Bern­stein). 11 Jan: Don Gio­vanni (Mozart). 4, 9 Jan: Des Kais­ers neue Klei­der (Mi­los Vacek). Ge­spenst von Kan­ter­ville (Mar­ius Felix Lange). 2, 18 Jan: Die Schöne He­lena (Of­fen­bach). 3 Jan: Die Fledermaus (Strauss). 10, 17 Jan: Ball im Savoy (Paul Abra­ham). 16, 22 Jan: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 25– 30 Jan: Op­eretta Fes­ti­val. Pro­gram: 27 Jan: Clivia (Nico Dostal) and Farges Mikh Nit ( Yid­dish op­eretta songs); 17 Jan: Ball im Savoy (Paul Abra­ham); 29 Jan: Die Fledermaus (Strauss). 30 Jan: Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will! (Os­car Straus). www.komis­che- oper­ber­lin.de. Behrensstr. 55-57. T: 030.47997400. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Staats­bal­lett

Berlin’s bal­let company, cur­rently housed in the Deutsche Oper. 1, 2, 23, 27 Jan: Swan Lake ( Tchaikovsky) at Deutsche Oper. 8 Jan: Don Juan (Gluck), chore­og­ra­phy by Gior­gio Ma­dia, at Komis­che Oper. 10, 11, 22 Jan: Giselle ( Adam), chore­og­ra­phy by Pa­trice Bart, at Schiller Theater. 18 Jan: Hänsel and Gre­tel (Grieg), chore­og­ra­phy by Gior­gio Ma­dia, at Komis­che Oper. 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. 1 Jan: New Year’s Con­cert, cond. Daniel Baren­boim. 2 Jan: Il Bar­biere Di Siviglia (Rossini). 4 Jan: Faust (Gounod). 7 Jan: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 16, 23, 25, 31 Jan: The Rise and Fall of the City of Ma­hagonny ( Weill). 18, 21, 24, 30 Jan: Der Freis­chütz (Carl Maria von We­ber). www.staat­soper- berlin.de. Schiller­str. 9/

Bis­mar­ck­str. 110. T: 030.20354555. U Deutsche Oper. B3

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