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( Tchaikovsky). www.staats­bal­lett- 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. 5, 6, 30 Dec: The Magic Flute (Mozart). 10, 12, 17, 20, 23 Dec: Faust (Gounod). 13, 18, 26, 29 Dec: Don Gio­vanni (Mozart). 19, 22, 25, 27, 31 Dec: La Travi­ata ( Verdi). www.staat­soper- T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3 Sin­fonieorch­ester Berlin (cond. Marek Janowski, pi­ano Marc-An­dré Hamelin), mu­sic by Franck and Bizet. 31 Dec: The Ber­liner Sym­phoniker (cond. Shamb­dal) per­form Bizet, Rach­mani­noff, Verdi, and oth­ers. www.ber­liner- phil­har­ Her­bertvon- 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- Char­lot­ten­str. 55. T: 030.688305700. U Stadt­mitte. E3


This charis­matic 1821 con­cert hall is the base theater of the Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester, but other or­ches­tras and soloists grace its stage reg­u­larly. 10 Dec: Philippe Jaroussky and the Freiburg Barock­o­rchetser per­form Tele­mann and Bach, cond. Pe­tra Mülle­jans. 20 Dec: The Bol­shoi den Kosaken per­forms the best songs of the old Rus­sia. 25 Dec: Christ­mas or­gan con­cert. 26

The great Berlin Christ­mas con­cert, cond. Carl­berg. 27 Dec: Tschechis­che Sym­phoniker Prag per­forms Verdi Gala, cond. Doubravsky. 28 and

The Bran­den­bur­gis­che Staat­sor­ch­ester Frank­furt Oder per­forms Beethoven’s 9th

cond. Howard Grif­fiths. 31 Dec: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Berlin per­forms Sylvester Con­cert, cond. Sal­ter­ling. In the Kleiner Saal,

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