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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 Jan: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 3 Jan: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). 6, 10 Jan: Tosca (Puc­cini). 7, 30 Jan: Nabucco ( Verdi). 9, 17 Jan: La Travi­ata ( Verdi). 31 Jan: Lo­hen­grin ( Wag­ner). www.deutscheoper­ber­ 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 Jan: New Year’s Con­cert: Rossinis­simo! 2, 10 Jan: Der feurige En­gel ( Prokofiev). 8, 24 Jan: Les Contes d’Hoff­mann ( Of­fen­bach). 9, 14, 23 Jan: West Side Story ( Bern­stein). 12 Jan: Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will! ( Straus). 15 Jan: My Fair Lady ( Loewe). 7, 16, 17, 29, 30 Jan: Kiss me, Kate ( Cole Porter). 31 Jan: Jew­geni One­gin ( Tchaikovsky). www. komis­che- oper- Behrensstr. 55-57. T: 030.47997400. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3


Berlin’s bal­let com­pany cur­rently per­forms at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. 1 Jan: The Nutcracker ( Tchaikovsky). 2, 4, 12, 14, 21 Jan: Du­ato|Kylian. 3, 22 Jan: Mul­ti­plic­ity. Forms of Si­lence and Empti­ness. Mu­sic by Bach, Chor. Na­cho Du­ato. 7, 10 Jan: One­gin ( Tchaikovsky). 16, 20 Jan: Swan Lake ( Tchaikovsky). 22, 23, 24 Jan: Hänsel and Gre­tel (Grieg). 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. 1, 3, 6 Jan: The Magic Flute (Mozart). 8, 16, 19 Jan: La Bo­heme ( Verdi). 17, 20, 22, 24 Jan: Ari­adne auf Naxos (Strauss). www.staat­soper- T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3


This charis­matic 1821 con­cert hall is the base theater of the Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester, but other or­ches­tras and soloists grace its stage reg­u­larly. 16 Jan: Beethoven Salon. 21, 23 Jan: Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester (cond. Eli­ahu In­bal) per­forms Wag­ner and Bruck­ner. 29 Jan: The Rund­funksin­fonieorch­ester Berlin (cond. Marek Janowski) (cond. Eli­ahu In­bal) per­forms De­bussy. www.konz­ Gen­dar­men­markt. T: 030.203092101. U Hausvogteiplatz. E3


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. 8–10 Jan: (cond. Chris­tian Thiele­mann, mezzo so­prano So­phie Koch) per­form De­bussy and Fauré. 14–16 Jan: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker (cond. Thiele­mann, pi­anist Mau­r­izio Pollini) per­form Schu­mann, Chopin, Reimann and Strauss. 21–23 Jan: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker (cond. Hard­ing, vi­o­lin­ist ZIm­mer­mann) per­form Ber­lioz, Lind­berg, Boulez, Schu­mann. 27–29 Jan: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker (cond. Fis­cher, mezzo so­prano Anna Lars­son) per­form Mahler’s Third Symphony. www.ber­liner- phil­har­moniker. de. Her­bert-von- Kara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Rund­funkSin­fonieorch­ester Berlin

In­ject­ing new ex­pres­sion into 19thand 20th- cen­tury 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- on­ Tick­ets: 030.20298715.

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