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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. 1, 8 Apr: Die ägyp­tis­che He­lena (Strauss). 2, 6 Apr: Salome (Strauss). 3, 7 Apr: Elektra (Strauss). 9 Apr: Der Liebe der Danae (Strauss). 10, 14, 17 Apr: Der Rosenkava­lier (Strauss). 16, 22, 24 Apr: Car­men (Bizet). 23 Mar: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 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, 9 Apr: Heute Nacht oder Nie with the Geschwis­ter Pfis­ter. 2, 16, 27, 28, 29 Apr: Die Zauber­flöte ( Mozart). 13, 14, 21 Apr: Das Gest­penst von Can­ter­ville ( Lange). 15 Apr: Don Gio­vanni ( Mozart). 22, 24, 30 Apr: Clivia ( Nico Dostal). 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, 16, 18, 24 Apr: Giselle 7, 8 Apr: Ghosts ( af­ter Ib­sen's play), at Komis­che Oper. 9 Apr: Du­ato / Kylian at Staat­soper im Schiller The­ater. 10, 14, 25 Apr: Mul­ti­plic­ity. Forms of Si­lence and Empti­ness. Mu­sic by Bach, chor. Na­cho Du­ato. 15, 21, 28: Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev), at Deutsche Oper . 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. 15 Apr: Die Zauber­flöte ( Mozart). 24 Apr: Ye­fim Bronf­man plays Prokofiev's Sonatas. Apr: Madama But­ter­fly ( Puc­cini). www.staat­soper- ber­lin.de. T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3

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