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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, 4 May: Lu­cia di Lam­mer­moor (Donizetti). 2, 6 May: La Travi­ata ( Verdi). 5, 8 May: Lo­hen­grin ( Wag­ner). 7, 12 May: Norma (Donizetti, con­cert ver­sion). 13, 16 May: Romeo and Juliet (Shake­speare). 14 May: Tosca (Puc­cini). 15 May: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 20, 27 May: L'Es­lisir D'Amore (Donizetti). 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, 16, 20, 28 May: The Mar­riage of Fi­garo (Mozart) 4, 8, 13 May: Die Zauber­flöte ( Mozart). 5, 15, 23 May: Clivia ( Nico Dostal). 14, 21 May: Don Gio­vanni ( 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. 13, 16 May: Romeo and Juliet. 21, 26, 29 May: Der Freis­chütz ( von We­ber). 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. 1, 6, 16, 20, 28 May: Madama But­ter­fly ( Puc­cini). 4, 7 May: Amor Vien Dal Destino ( St­ef­fani). May: Der Freis­chütz ( von We­ber). May: Tosca ( Puc­cini). www.staat­soper- berlin.de. T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3

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