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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Berlin

Berlin thrives with all types of events: here you can find performances hosted at the newly reopened Staatsoper Unter den Linden, chamber music and symphonic concerts held at the enygmatic Philharmonie and attend pictoresque opera productions at the Komische Oper.You can find concerts or opera performances using our Berlin Concert Calendar or the search bar.
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BerlinDas Wunder der HelianeNew Production

Das Wunder der Heliane
Korngold: Das Wunder der Heliane
Marc Albrecht; Christof Loy; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Johannes Leiacker; Barbara Drosihn; Sara Jakubiak; Josef Wagner

BerlinSerse (Xerxes)

Stephanie Houtzeel (Xerses), Nina Bernsteiner (Romila) and Nora Friedrichs (Atalanta) © Jaro Suffner
Handel: Serse (Xerxes)
Konrad Junghänel; Stefan Herheim; Komische Oper Berlin; Heike Scheele; Gesine Völlm; Stephanie Houtzeel; Franziska Gottwald


© Bettina Stöß
Puccini: Tosca
John Fiore; Boleslaw Barlog; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Evan Rogister; Filippo Sanjust; Liudmyla Monastyrska

BerlinThe Pearls of Cleopatra

© Iko Freese | Drama Berlin
Straus: The Pearls of Cleopatra
Adam Benzwi; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Victoria Behr; Chorsolisten der Komischen Oper Berlin; Lindenquintett Berlin


Berio, Turner, Hindemith, Bernstein, Poulenc, Mozart
Mitglieder des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin

BerlinCancelled / Abgesagt!! Symphony concert 5: Michael Francis, Katia & Marielle Labèque

© Umberto Nicoletti
Brahms, Mozart, Schoenberg
Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin; Michael Francis; Katia Labèque; Marielle Labèque
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Neuenfels' bloodless Salome in Berlin

Ausrine Stundyte (Salome) and Christian Natter (Oscar Wilde) © Monika Rittershaus
Hans Neuenfels new Salome proves a strangely non-committal affair at the Staatsoper, but Thomas Guggeis conducts impressively.
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Harding reaches the heights with the Berlin Phil

Daniel Harding conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in Eine Alpensinfonie © Stephan Rabold
Schubert song orchestrations with Gerald Finley are not wholly convincing, but the Berliner's virtuosity sweeps all before it in Strauss's Alpensinfonie.
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Edward Clug: Rocking it in Berlin

Étoiles from the Mariinsky and the Opera of Odessa rocked the Admiralspalast with Edward Clug’s sleek works Radio & Juliet and Quatro.
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Baroque bawdiness at Komische Oper Berlin

Stephanie Houtzeel (Xerses), Nina Bernsteiner (Romila) and Nora Friedrichs (Atalanta) © Jaro Suffner
With many costume changes, notably into a Sun-King with very prominent phalic sunburst, Houtzeel held centre-stage in the title role.
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Modified rapture: Tcherniakov's new Tristan

Andreas Schager (Tristan) and Anja Kampe (Isolde) © Monika Rittershaus
A passionless staging of Wagner's masterpiece throws cold water on Barenboim's fiery conducting at the Staatsoper.
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Catherine Naglestad's splendid Salome at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Catherine Naglestad (Salome) © Monika Rittershaus
Deutsche Oper Berlin's Salome was a mixed blessing: a magnificent Catherine Naglestad as the heroine, with good ensemble of singers and orchestra, but a thoughtful but far-fetched psychological interpretation.
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March 2018
Evening performance
Matinee performance
The Nikolaiviertel district © Manecke | Wikicommons

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.
The foyer at Deutsche Oper © Bettina Stoß

Deutsche Oper's new season

Deutsche Oper has a cornucopia in store for the new season. It promises some bold takes on the core repertoire, several enticing rarities, and a world première by the eminent German composer Aribert Reimann.

Guide to Komische Oper Berlin

Check out Komische Oper homepage here to find their next events as well as the most recent reviews.