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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. 5, 13 Feb: Il Bar­biere di Siviglia (Rossini). 12 Feb: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 14 Feb: Lo­hen­grin ( Wag­ner). 21, 27 Feb: La Travi­ata ( Verdi). 29 Feb: I Ca­puleti e i Mon­tec­chi (Bellini). 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. 3, 6, 26, 28 Feb: Jew­geni Onegin ( Tchaikovski). 5, 7, 27 Feb: Xerxes ( Hän­del). 8, 20 Feb: My Fair Lady ( Loewe). 9, 29 Feb: West Side Story ( Bern­stein). 11, 14, 15 Feb: La Belle Hélène ( Of­fen­bach). 14 Feb: My Funny Valen­tine. 17 Feb: Les Contes d’Hoff­mann ( Of­fen­bach). 21, 22 Feb: Kiss me, Kate ( Cole Porter). www.komis­che- oper- Behrensstr. 55-57. T: 030.47997400. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3


Berlin’s bal­let com­pany cur­rently per­forms at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. 1, 17, 20, 24 Feb: Swan Lake ( Tchaikovsky). 1 Feb: The Nutcracker ( Tchaikovsky). 25 Feb: Mul­ti­plic­ity. Forms of Si­lence and Empti­ness. Mu­sic by Bach, chor. Na­cho Du­ato. 14, 16, 18, 21, 26, 28 Feb: Her­rum­bre ( Du­ato). 13 Feb: 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. www.staat­soper- 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. 1 Feb: Ha­gen Quar­tett plays works by Haydn, We­bern, and Schu­mann. 9 Feb: Mag­dalena Kozena and Sir Si­mon Rat­tle ( pi­ano) per­form Chaus­son, Stravin­sky, Ravel, and more. 15 Feb: Carte Blanche. 22 Feb: Pi­anist Piotr An­der­szewski plays Janacek, Bartók, and Bach. 28 Feb: The Or­ches­tra Acad­emy of the Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker per­form Vi­valdi, Sch­midt, and oth­ers. www.ber­liner- phil­har­ Her­bertvon- Kara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3


This charis­matic 1821 con­cert hall is the base theater of the Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester, but other or­ches­tras and soloists grace its stage reg­u­larly. 1 Feb: Acad­emy of Saint Martin in the Fields. 12 Feb: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin: Shake­speare and Mu­sic. 13 Feb: Vogler Quar­tett plays Beethoven and Smetana. 19 and 20 Feb: Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester (cond. Marc Minkowski) per­forms Wag­ner and Of­fen­bach. 26 –28 Feb: Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester (cond. Iván Fis­cher) per­forms Mes­si­aen. 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. 11–13 Feb: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker (cond. Blom­st­edt, mezzo so­prano So­phie Koch) per­form Ber­wald and Dvorák. 18–20 Feb: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker (cond.Sir Si­mon Rat­tle) per­forms Poulenc, Ravel. 25–27 Feb: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker (cond. Sir Si­mon Rat­tle, vi­o­lin Stabrawa) per­form Rous­sel, Rameau. www. ber­liner- phil­har­ Her­bert-von- Kara­janStr. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

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