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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BerlinCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Aziz Shokhakimov; Sebastian Baumgarten; Komische Oper Berlin; Thilo Reuther; Ellen Hofmann; Franck Evin; Jan Speckenbach

BerlinDas Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Donald Runnicles; Götz Friedrich; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Peter Sykora; Martina Welschenbach; Christina Sidak

BerlinSorochyntsy FairNew Production

Mussorgsky: Sorochyntsy Fair
Henrik Nánási; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Katrin Lea Tag; Diego Leetz

BerlinDie Walküre

Wagner: Die Walküre
Donald Runnicles; Götz Friedrich; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Peter Sykora; Stuart Skelton; Tobias Kehrer

BerlinSiegfried

Wagner: Siegfried
Donald Runnicles; Götz Friedrich; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Peter Sykora; Stefan Vinke; Burkhard Ulrich
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Elegiac decline of a poet: Death in Venice

Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in an outstanding new production by Graham Vick and Donald Runnicles.
****1
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Rebels without a cause in Berlin

Teodor Currentzis, bad boy of early music, appeared at the Konzerthaus Berlin with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and MusicAeterna for a performance that turned it up to 11.
***11
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Zukerman and Mehta take it easy in Elgar and Tchaikovsky

Pinchas Zukerman never quite gets to grips with Elgar's concerto, and the Berlin Philharmonic take a while to get to the heart of Tchaikovsky's Fifth. 
***11
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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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