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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, 12 Nov: Don Gio­vanni (Mozart). 13 Nov: The Magic Flute (Mozart). 22, 25, 28 Nov: Aida ( Verdi). 26, 29 Nov: The Nutcracker ( Tschaikovsky) per­formed by the Staats­bal­let. 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, 8, 9, 12, 22, 30 Nov: Snow White and the 77 Dwarves 15, 20, 30 Nov: West Side Story. 6, 14, 21, 29 Nov: La Belle Hélène ( Of­fen­bach) 28 Nov: My Fair Lady. www.komis­che- oper- ber­lin.de. Behrensstr. 55-57. T: 030.47997400. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Staats­bal­lett

Ber­lin’s bal­let com­pany cur­rently per­forms at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. 14–16 Nov: Hänsel and Gre­tel. 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. 27–28 Nov: One­gin ( Tchaikovsky). www.staat­soper- ber­lin.de. T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3

Cham­ber Mu­sic Hall of the Phil­har­monie

Part of the Phil­har­monie, this con­cert hall presents daily cham­ber-mu­sic con­certs and free lunchtime con­certs Tues­days. www.ber­liner- phil­har­moniker. de. Her­bert-von- Kara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

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. 4– 8 Nov: The Story of Babar, chil­dren’s opera with 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. 6 Nov: Pi­anist Krys­tian Zimer­man per­forms Schu­bert. 11 Nov: Films by Hugo Niebel­ing. 29– 30 Nov: Fran­cois-Xavier Roth (cond.), with so­prano Anna Cata­rina An­tonacci. 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. Tick­ets: 030.20298715.

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