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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 Mar: Samson and Dalila (Saint-Saens). Mar: Die Zauber­flöte ( Mozart). 8, 12, 14, 18, 27 Mar: La Ron­dine (Puc­cini). 13, 19, 22, 28 Mar: The Girl of the Golden West (Puc­cini). 21, 24, 30 Mar: La Bo­heme (Puc­cini). 21, 24, 30 Mar: La Bo­heme (Puc­cini). 25 Mar: Tosca (Puc­cini). 26 Mar: Madama But­ter­fly (Puc­cini). 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 art direc­tor Bar­rie Kosky is also the artis­tic direc­tor of some of the per­for­mances, with mes­mer­iz­ing re­sults. 1, 7, 15, 19 Mar: Gianni Schic­chi|Her­zog Blaubarts Burg (Puc­cini/Bartók). 4, 13, 28 Mar: Ball im Savoy (Paul Abra­ham). 5, 8, 16, 17, 20, 27 Mar: The Snow Queen ( Valti­noni); 6, 29 Mar: Or­pheus (Mon­teverdi). 8 Mar: Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will! (Os­car Straus). 20–22 Mar: Tango Fes­ti­val with Maria de Buenos Aires, Gi­don Kre­mer and the Kre­mer­ata Baltica, and a Tango “night con­cert”. 27 Mar: Die Zauber­flöte ( Mozart). www.komis­che- oper- ber­lin.de. Behrensstr. 55-57. T: 030.47997400. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Staats­bal­lett

Ber­lin’s ballet com­pany, cur­rently housed in the Deutsche Oper. 6, 15 Mar: Dorn­röschen ( Tchaikovsky), at Deutsche Oper. 8, 15, 20 Mar: The Bal­lettschule Ber­lin presents The Lit­tle Prince ( Tchaikovsky), at the Schiller Theater. 14, 18, 26 Mar: Di­ver­sity. Forms of si­lence and empti­ness (Mu­sic by Bach), chore­og­ra­phy by Na­cho Du­ato, at Komis­che Oper. 22 Mar: One­gin ( Tchaikovsky), chore­og­ra­phy by John Cranko, at Schiller Theater. 27, 29 Mar: Kyl­works, chore­og­ra­phy by Jiri Kylian, 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, 7, 13 Mar: Lulu ( Al­ban Berg). 6, 14 Mar: Wozzeck ( Al­ban Berg). 8 Mar: Spe­cial con­cert: Al­ban Berg I: with Baren­boim, Anna Pro­haska, Thomas Hampson. 15 Mar: Spe­cial con­cert: Al­ban Berg II: with Baren­boim, Yefim Bronf­man, Pin­chas Zuck­er­man. 27 Mar: Wiener Phil­har­moniker, cond. Baren­boim, mu­sic by Boulez and Schu­bert. 28, 31 Mar: Par­si­fal ( Wag­ner). 29 Mar: Staatskapelle Ber­lin, cond. Baren­boim, with so­prano Mo­jca Erd­mann and alto Anna Lap­kovskaja, mu­sic by Boulez. 30 Mar: Michael Wen­de­berg pi­ano recital. www.staat­soper- ber­lin.de. Schiller­str. 9/ Bis­mar­ck­str. 110. T: 030.20354555. U Deutsche Oper. B3

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