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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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BerlinDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Daniel Cohen; Roland Schwab; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Piero Vinciguerra; Renée Listerdal; Davide Luciano; Laura Aikin

BerlinThe Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

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

BerlinMaillot / Millepied

Various, Ravel
Jean-Christophe Maillot; Michel Fokine; Benjamin Millepied; Staatsballett Berlin

BerlinEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Henrik Nánási; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Franck Evin

BerlinMusic from the Mediterranean

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
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A history lesson with Vladimir Jurowski

A firecracker performance by Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin giving urgency to music composed at a time that echoes our own.
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Ghosts of past and present at Berlin's Philharmonie

Gidon Kremer, long-time champion of Sofia Gubaidulina, joined the Berliner Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann for a performance of In tempus praesens.
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A Kosky Berliner Schnauze: Die Perlen der Cleopatra

A hilarious pearl of an operetta. Barry Kosky reigns supreme in Berlin!
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Flimm's Hollywood Manon Lescaut is fleet-footed but effective

With a light-voiced cast and gentle updating, the Staatsoper's new Manon Lescaut makes a good case for Puccini's difficult breakthrough opera.
****1
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Rides in a fast machine: precision-engineering in Berlin

The New York Phil's music director drives his Tchaikovsky hard but brings taut control to 20th-century repertoire, with Frank Peter Zimmermann oustanding in Bartók. 
****1
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