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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, 6 Feb: Lu­cia di Lam­mer­moor (Donizetti). 4, 7 Feb: Elek­tra (Strauss). 5, 14 Feb: Lady Mac­beth von Mzensk (Shostakovich). 8, 15 Feb: Tannhäuser ( Wag­ner). 12, 28 Feb: Il Bar­biere di Siviglia (Rossini). 21, 26 Feb: Sam­son and Dalila (Saint-Saens). www.deutscheoper­ber­ 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. 1, 2 Feb: Op­eretta Fes­ti­val: 1 Feb: Die Schöne He­lena (Of­fen­bach); 2 Feb: Clivia (Nico Dostal); 3, 7 Feb: Ball im Savoy (Paul Abra­ham); 5, 8 Feb: Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will! (Os­car Straus). 14, 22 Feb: Or­pheus (Mon­teverdi). 15, 21, 27 Feb: Ball im Savoy (Paul Abra­ham); 20, 28 Feb: Die Zauber­flöte. www.komis­che- oper­ber­ Behrensstr. 55-57. T: 030.47997400. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3


Berlin’s bal­let company, cur­rently housed in the Deutsche Oper. 1, 3, 6 Feb: Giselle ( Adam), chore­og­ra­phy by Pa­trice Bart, at Schiller Theater. 13, 20 Feb: The Sleep­ing Beauty ( Tchaikovsky), chore­og­ra­phy by Na­cho Du­ato, at Deutsche Oper. 26 Feb: One­gin ( Tchaikovsky), chore­og­ra­phy by John Cranko, at Schiller Theater. www. staats­bal­lett- RichardWag­ner-Str. 10. T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3

Staat­soper im Schillerthe­ater

hall presents daily con­certs of cham­ber mu­sic. Ev­ery Tues­day, it also fea­tures a free con­cert at lunch time. 13 Feb: Jazz at the Ber­liner Phil­har­monic, Ac­cor­dion night. 15 Feb: Car­ni­val con­cert with Clown Filou. 20 Feb: Il Giardino Ar­mon­ico, cond. An­tonini present La morte della ra­gione, a mu­si­cal jour­ney through the 16th and 17th cen­turies. 22 Feb: Clas­si­cal tango and jazz, char­ity con­cert for refugees. 25 Feb: Minguett Quar­tett per­form Mahler, Brahms, Haydn, and more. www.ber­liner- phil­har­ Her­bertvon- Kara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3


This charis­matic 1821 con­cert hall is the base theater of the Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester, but other orches­tras and soloists grace its stage reg­u­larly. 2 Feb: The Academy of Saint Martin in the fields, cond. David Fray, per­form Bach and Dvo­rak. 6 Feb: Wiener Klas­sik. 12, 14 Feb: The Rund­funk Sin­fonieorch­ester, cond. Carlo Rizzi, present mu­sic by Men­delssohn, Beethoven, and Mozart. 19–21 Feb: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Berlin, cond. Iván Fis­cher, with Ar­cadi Volo­dos (Pi­ano); play Brahms. 22 Feb: The Rund­funk Sin­fonieorch­ester, cond. Marek Janowski, per­form Haydn and Bartók. 24 Feb: The Korean Cham­ber Orches­tra – 50th an­niver­sary con­cert. 26 Feb: The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. 27 Feb: Igor Le­vit, pi­ano recital. www.konz­ Gen­dar­men­markt.

T: 030.203092330. U Hausvogteiplatz. E3

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in Berlin. 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. 5, 8, 11 Feb: Der Freis­chütz (Carl Maria von We­ber). 7, 15, 19, 22, 28 Feb: Mac­beth ( Verdi); 13, 14 Feb: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart); 21 Feb: Lulu ( Al­ban Berg). 27 Feb: Wozzeck ( Al­ban Berg). www. staat­soper- Schiller­str. 9/Bis­mar­ck­str. 110. T: 030.20354555. U Deutsche Oper. B3


The iconic con­cert venue is home to the ac­claimed Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, cur­rently led by Sir Si­mon Rat­tle, but also hosts other stel­lar en­sem­bles and soloists. Free lunch con­certs ev­ery Tues­day at 1pm. Check web­site for pro­gram. 3 Feb: Pi­anist Sir An­dras Schiff per­forms works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schu­bert. 5, 6, 7 Feb: The Ber­liner Phil­ha­moniker, cond. Sir Si­mon Rat­tle, with Kavakos (vi­o­lin) per­form Si­belius. 10 Feb: Evgeny Kissin plays Beethoven, Liszt, and Chopin. 26–28 Feb: The Ber­liner Phil­ha­moniker, cond. Valery Gergiev, per­form Beethoven and Prokofiev. www. ber­liner- phil­har­ Her­bert-von- Kara­janStr. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Rund­funk Sin­fonie Orch­ester Berlin

In­ject­ing new ex­pres­sion into 19th- and 20th­cen­tury clas­si­cal works un­der the lead of Marek Janowski, the old­est Ger­man ra­dio orches­tra with its 103 mem­bers has won a place in the top tier of Euro­pean con­cert orches­tras. The orches­tra per­forms in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, of­ten in­clud­ing the Phil­har­monie and the Konz­erthaus. 12, 14 Feb: The Rund­funk Sin­fonieorch­ester, with Carlo Rizzi (vi­o­lin) per­form Be­rio, Pa­ganini, Pizzetti, and respighi at the Konz­erthaus. 22 Feb: The Rund­funk Sin­fonieorch­ester, cond. Marek Janowski, per­form Haydn and Bartók at the Konz­erthaus. Ticket hot­line: 030.20298715. tick­ets@rsb- on­

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