Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Berlin

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Postcard from berlin

Postcard from Berlin

From pearly music venues to countless architectural gems, vibrant Berlin is anything but staunchly Teutonic. Here's Clara Colotti's run-down.
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Guide to Komische Oper Berlin

Check out Komische Oper homepage here to find their next events as well as the most recent reviews.
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Deutsche Oper Berlin’s new season

Opera features a number of brooding outsiders and a handful of them appear in new productions next season at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper.
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BerlinEdward IIWorld Première

Scartazzini: Edward II
Thomas Søndergård; Christof Loy; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Annette Kurz; Klaus Bruns; Michael Nagy; Agneta Eichenholz

BerlinThe Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
Henrik Nánási; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Esther Bialas; Nicole Chevalier; Danae Kontora

BerlinCosì fan tutteNew production

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Daniel Cohen; Robert Borgmann; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Michael Sontag; Alexandra Hutton; Martina Welschenbach; Jana Kurucová

BerlinBall im Savoy

Abraham: Ball im Savoy
David Cavelius; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Klaus Grünberg; Esther Bialas; Otto Pichler

BerlinNHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo

Mozart, Mahler
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Paavo Järvi; Janine Jansen
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Víkingur Ólafsson plays Glass in Berlin

Vikingur Ólafsson, a daring and unique artist, never repeated himself in a performance of Philip Glass' Etudes for piano as part of the Berlin Konzerthaus' "Festival USA".
****1
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An inconsistent Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Visually inconsistant but some mesmerising perfromances in Kirsten Harms' production. 
***11
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Beyond mere technical wizardry: Petrushka at the Komische Oper

Could this be the most perfect fusion of music and visuals known to mankind!?
*****
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The New American Gospel: John Adams in Berlin

John Adams and Peter Sellars' biblical oratorio given a fine concert performance by the Berliner Philharmoniker under departing chief conductor, Sir Simon Rattle.
****1
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Magnificent music and opulent visuals

Under the baton of René Jacobs, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin dazzles in the Staatsoper's production of Purcell's "dramatick opera". 
****1
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