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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. 3 Mar: I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini). 4 Mar: Der Liebe­strank (Donizetti). 12, 18 Mar: Der Liebe der Danae (Strauss). 13, 17 Mar: Manon Lescaut (Puc­cini). 12 Mar: Die ägyp­tis­che He­lena (Strauss). 12 Mar: Caval­le­ria Rus­ti­cana (Mascagni). 24 Mar: Tannhäuser ( Wag­ner). 25, 28 Mar: Rigo­letto ( Verdi). 28 Mar: Tosca (Puc­cini). 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, 6, 18, 27 Mar: Xerxes ( Hän­del). 3, 12 Mar: Jew­geni One­gin ( Tchaikovski). 4 Mar: Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will! ( Straus). 12 Mar: Das Gest­penst von Can­ter­ville ( Lange). 19 Mar: My Fair Lady ( Loewe). 24 Mar: Die Zauber­flöte ( Mozart). 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. 2, 10 Mar: Du­ato / Kylian / Na­harin at Deutsche Oper. 3, 4, 5, 6 Mar: Giselle at Staat­soper im Schiller The­ater. 11, 28, 31 Mar: Mul­ti­plic­ity. Forms of Si­lence and Empti­ness. Mu­sic by Bach, chor. Na­cho Du­ato. 26 Mar: Du­ato / Kylian at Staat­soper im Schiller The­ater. 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. 6 Mar: Baren­boim (pi­ano) and Lisa Ba­ti­ashvili (vi­olin) play De­bussy and oth­ers. 10, 12 Mar: Die Zauber­flöte ( Mozart). 18, 23, 27 Mar: Or­feo ed Euridice ( Gluck). 20, 25, 28 Mar: Par­si­fal ( Wag­ner). 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. 7 Mar: Steven Ko­vace­vic pi­ano recital. 10 Mar: Stan­ley Dodds con­ducts var­i­ous or­ches­tras to com­mem­o­rate the tragedy of Fukushima. 19 Mar: Benny Good­man Re­vival Band. 22 Mar: Cel­list Thomas Beck­mann plays Vi­valdi, Tchaikovsky and Chap­lin. 26 Mar: The Euro­pean Vi­valdi Play­ers (cond. Stefan Be­vier) per­form Vi­valdi's Con­certi and Sin­fonie. www.berlin­er­phil­har­moniker.de. Her­bert-von- Kara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Konz­erthaus

This charis­matic 1821 con­cert hall is the base the­ater of the Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester, but other or­ches­tras and soloists grace its stage reg­u­larly. 5 Mar: The Lan­desju­gen­densem­ble Neue Musik Ber­lin per­forms Men­doza, Stre­ich, and Lachen­mann. 12–13 Mar: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Ber­lin (cond. Willem de Vriend) per­forms Mozart and Men­delssohn. 17–19 Mar: Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester (cond. Ki­ta­jenko) per­forms Dvo­rak and Si­belius. 24 Mar:

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