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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, 9 Mar: Edward II (Scar­tazz­ini). 2, 5, 10 Mar: Faust (Gounod). 3, 11 Mar: Cosí Fan Tutte (Mozart). 12, 18 Mar: Tannhäuser ( Wag­ner). 19, 22, 25 Mar: Death in Venice (Brit­ten). 24 Mar: Die Zauber­flöte (Mozart). www.deutscheoper­ber­lin.de. 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, 5, 10, 26 Mar: Petrushka/ L'En­fant et les Sor­tilèges (Stravin­sky/Ravel). 3, 8, 25 Mar: Ball im Savoy ( Abra­ham). 4, 12 Mar: Les Contes d'Hoff­mann (Of­fen­bach). 9, 17, 24 Mar: Don Giovanni (Mozart). 11, 19 Mar: My Fair Lady (Loewe). 18, 31 Mar: Car­men (Bizet). 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 Mar: Mul­ti­plic­ity. Forms of Si­lence and Empti­ness, by Na­cho Du­ato, at Komis­che Oper. 3, 31 Mar: Her­rum­bre by Na­cho Du­ato, at Schiller The­ater. 14, 17 Mar: Mail­lot/Millepied by Jean- Christophe Mail­lot and Ben­jamin Millepied at Deutsche Oper. 24 Mar: Jew­els by Ge­orge Balan­chine at Schiller The­ater. www.staats­bal­let­tber­lin.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. 4, 9, 11, 18 Mar: Ari­adne auf Naxos (Strauss). 5, 19 Mar: Tannhäuser ( Wag­ner). 20, 23, 25 Mar: Madama But­ter­fly (Puc­cini). www.staat­soper- ber­lin. de. T: 030.34384140. U Deutsche Oper. B3

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