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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, 11, 14 Oct: Cosí fan tutte (Mozart). 2 Oct: Car­men (Bizet). 3, 6 Oct: L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti). 15 Oct: La Travi­ata ( Verdi). 16, 20, 22, 30 Oct: Par­si­fal ( Wag­ner). 21, 23, 29 Oct: Rigo­letto ( Verdi). 27 Oct: 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 Oct: A woman who knows what she wants! (Os­car Straus). 2, 8, 22 Oct: The Master Singers of Nurem­berg ( Wag­ner). 13, 16, 19, 28 Oct: Il bar­bi­ere di Siviglia (Rossini). 15, 21, 30 Oct: Rusalka (Dvorák). 23, 29 Oct: 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. 3 Sep: Sea­son open­ing per­for­mance at Deutsche Oper. 7, 9, 19, 28 Oct: The Nut­cracker ( Tchaikovsky). Chore­og­ra­phy by Na­cho Du­ato, at Deutsche Oper. 21, 22 Oct: Giselle (Adam, chore­og­ra­phy by Pa­trice Bart). 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 Oct: Don Gio­vanni (Mozart). 2 Oct: Tosca (Puc­cini). 3, 7, 9, 14, 16, 25, 28 Oct: Fide­lio (Beethoven). 8, 13, 15, 19 Oct: Or­feo ed Euridice (Gluck). 23, 26, 29 Oct: Elek­tra (Strauss). 27 Oct: Madama But­ter­fly (Puc­cini). www.staat­soper- ber­lin. de. T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3

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