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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. 2 Dec: Salome (Strauss). 3, 29 Dec: Car­men (Bizet). 4, 11, 17 Dec: Lo­hen­grin ( Wag­ner). 6 Dec: Die Ent­führing aus dem Serail (Mozart). 10 Dec: Tosca (Puc­cini). 12, 15, 20 Dec: Evgeny One­gin ( Tchaikovsky). 7, 13 Dec: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 4, 16, 21, 26 Dec: Aida ( Verdi). 3, 6, 25, 27 Dec: La Bo­heme (Puc­cini). 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. 2, 6, 25 Dec: Evgeny One­gin ( Tchaikovsky). 4, 16, 26 Dec: Il Bar­biere di Siviglia (Rossini). 3, 7, 10, 13, 15, 19, 21, 28, 31 Dec: Die Perlen der Cleopa­tra (Straus). 11, 23 Dec: Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will (Straus). 14, 17, 29 Dec: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 18, 30 Dec: Marinka (Kálmán). 22 Dec: Rusalka (Dvo­rak). www.komis­che- oper­ber­lin.de. Behrensstr. 55-57. T: 030.47997400. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Staats­bal­lett

Ber­lin’s bal­let com­pany cur­rently per­forms at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. 1, 7, 8, 9, 28, 30 Dec: The Nutcracker ( Tchaikovsky). 3, 5, 6 Dec: Du­ato & Kylian. 5, 27 Dec: Mul­ti­plic­ity. Forms of Si­lence and Empti­ness (Na­cho Du­ato). 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. 2, 10, 18, 23, 25 Dec: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). 4, 8, 11, 16, 19, 22 Dec: Manon Lescaut (Puc­cini). 9, 15, 17, 21, 26, 28 Dec: La Bo­heme (Puc­cini). 20 Dec: Christ­mas Con­cert. www.staat­soper- ber­lin.de. T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3

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