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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, 9 May: Swan Lake ( Tchaikovsky). 2 May: Romeo and Juliet ( Ber­lioz). 3 May: Don Carlo ( Verdi). 6 May: Die Zauber­flöte ( Mozart). 7, 10, 14, 24 May: Eu­gen One­gin ( Tchaikovsky). 8, 13, 15 May: Faust’s Damna­tion ( Ber­lioz). 16, 21 May: Car­men (Bizet). 20, 22 May: Il Bar­biere di Siviglia ( Rossini). 23, 25 May: L’Elisir D’Amore ( Donizetti). 28 May: Sleep­ing Beauty ( Tchaikovsky). 30 May: 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 in­ten­dant Bar­rie Kosky is also the artis­tic direc­tor of some of the per­for­mances, with mes­mer­iz­ing re­sults. 1, 7, 16, 25 May: Cosí Fan Tutte ( Mozart). 2, 10 May: Moses und Aron ( Schön­berg). 3, 19 May: Don Gio­vanni ( Mozart). 6, 14, 30 May: Car­men ( Bizet). 9, 13 May: Lu­cio Silla ( Mozart). 18 May: Mozart and Italy ( cham­ber con­cert). 22, 29 May: West Side Story ( Bern­stein). 23 May: Die Zauber­flöte ( Mozart). 31 May: Gi­ulio Ce­sare in Egitto ( Hän­del). www.komis­che- oper- ber­lin.de. Behrensstr. 55-57. T: 030.47997400. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Staats­bal­lett

Ber­lin’s ballet com­pany, per­form­ing at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions: 1, 3 May: Sch­wa­nensee ( Tchaikovsky), at Deutsche Oper. 28, 31 May: Dorn­röschen ( Tchaikovsky), at Deutsche Oper. 14, 20, 22, 23, 25, 30 May: Du­ato/Kylian (chore­og­ra­phy by Du­ato and Kylian), at Schiller Theater. www.staats­bal­let­tber­lin.de. 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, 16 May: Die Zauber­flöte ( Mozart). 3, 9, 17 May: Die Ent­führung aus dem Serail (Mozart). 15, 21, 24, 29 May: The Rake’s Progress ( Straw­in­sky). 31 May: La Travi­ata ( Verdi). www.staat­soper- ber­lin. de. Schiller­str. 9/Bis­mar­ck­str. 110. T: 030.20354555. U Deutsche Oper. B3

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