BAL­LET & 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. 8, 10, 30 Oct: The Mar­riage Of Fi­garo (Mozart). 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. 8, 10, 23, 30 Oct: West Side Story. www.komis­che- oper- ber­lin.de. Behrensstr. 55-57. T: 030.47997400. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Staats­bal­lett

Ber­lin’s bal­let com­pany per­forms at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. www.staats­bal­lett- ber­lin.de. T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3

Staat­soper im Schiller Theater

While its home 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. 8, 10, 25 Oct: One­gin ( Tchaikovsky). www.staat­soper- ber­lin.de. T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3

Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler

One of Ber­lin’s most pres­ti­gious mu­sic academies. Its stu­dents are mem­bers of im­por­tant or­ches­tras, choirs, and bands, and the stage presents hun­dreds of con­certs ev­ery year – many of which are free. www.hfm- ber­lin.de. Char­lot­ten­str. 55. T: 030.688305700. U Stadt­mitte. E3

Konz­erthaus

This charis­matic 1821 con­cert hall is the base theater of the Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester, but other or­ches­tras and soloists grace its stage regularly. 8–11 Oct: The Mu­si­cians of Bremen. 18 Oct: ECHO Klas­sik Awards. Ac­com­pa­nied by pup­pets. www.konz­erthaus.de. Gen­dar­men­markt. T: 030.203092101. U Hausvogteiplatz. E3

Phil­har­monie

The iconic con­cert venue is home to the ac­claimed Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, cur­rently led by Sir Si­mon Rat­tle, but also hosts other ac­claimed en­sem­bles and soloists. Free lunchtime con­certs Tues­days 1pm. 3, 6-10, 12-16 Oct: Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, cond. Rat­tle – Beethoven. 4 Oct: Cameron Car­pen­ter. 10, 16 Oct: Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker: Beethoven’s Ninth Sym­phony. www.berlin­er­phil­har­moniker.de. Herbert-von- Kara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Rund­funk-Sin­fonieorch­ester 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. www.rsb- online.de. Ticket hot­line: 030.20298715.

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