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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. 2, 6, 10 Dec: Aida ( Verdi). 4, 9, 13, 28, 31 Dec: La Bo­hème (Puc­cini). 12, 29 Dec: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 20 Dec: Tosca (Puc­cini). 18, 22 Dec: L’Elisir d’amore (Donizetti). 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, 11, 21, 26 Dec: Snow White and the 77 Dwarves. 7 Dec: A Baroque Christ­mas. 9, 15, 31 Dec: My Fair Lady ( Loewe). 10, 16, 22 Dec: Der Feurige En­gel ( Prokofiev) 11, 14, 18, 21, 26 Dec: West Side Story ( Bern­stein). 12 Dec: La Belle Hélène ( Of­fen­bach). 30 Dec: Die Zirkus­prinzessin ( Kálmán), con­cert version. 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. 1 Dec: Mul­ti­plic­ity. Forms of Si­lence and Empti­ness. Mu­sic by Bach, Chor. Na­cho Du­ato. 4 Dec: One­gin ( Tchaikovsky). 8, 10, 19 Dec: Hänsel and Gre­tel (Grieg). 15, 16, 25, 30 Dec: The Nutcracker

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