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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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BerlinDer Zauberer von Oz (The Wizard of Oz)New production

Christoph Späth (Scarecrow), Tom Erik Lie (Tin Man), Alma Sadé and Carsten Sabrowski (Lion) © Jaro Suffner
Valtinoni: Der Zauberer von Oz (The Wizard of Oz)
Ivo Hentschel; Felix Seiler; Komische Oper Berlin; Nikolaus Webern; Linda Schnabel; Alma Sadé; Christoph Späth

BerlinDie Fledermaus

Die Fledermaus
Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Nikolas Nägele; Rolando Villazón; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Donald Runnicles; Stephan Zilias; Johannes Leiacker; Thibault Vancraenenbroeck

BerlinDelius | Strauss | Sullivan | Bernstein

Delius, Strauss R., Sullivan, Bernstein
Orchester Berliner Musikfreunde; Yukari Ishimoto; Johanna Krumin

BerlinDie tote Stadt (The Dead City)New production

Sara Jakubiak (Marietta) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
Ainārs Rubiķis; Robert Carsen; Komische Oper Berlin; Michael Levine; Petra Reinhardt; Aleš Briscein; Sara Jakubiak

BerlinDie Sache Makropulos

Die Sache Makropulos
Janáček: The Makropulos Case (Věc Makropulos)
Marko Letonja; David Hermann; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Christof Hetzer; Evelyn Herlitzius; Aleš Briscein
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Written on Skin: A modern operatic classic makes Berlin debut

Georgia Jarman © Adam Janisch
With a semi-staged production, directed by Benjamin Davis, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra has also been bringing George Benjamin's opera to concert hall audiences.
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Ratmansky’s Bayadère premieres at the Staatsballett

Polina Semionova (Nikia) and Alejandro Virelles (Solor) in Ratmansky's La Bayadère © Yan Revazov
The Staatsballett jumps into the opulence of the past with Alexei Ratmansky’s reconstruction of Marius Petipa’s choreography of La Bayadère at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden
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The Wizard of Oz arrives at Komische Oper

Christoph Späth (Scarecrow), Tom Erik Lie (Tin Man), Alma Sadé and Carsten Sabrowski (Lion) © Jaro Suffner
Pierangelo Valtinoni’s take on the classic story is a charming introduction to opera for children. 
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Conviction and courage: Barenboim kicks off his Beethoven cycle

Daniel Barenboim plays at the Pierre Boulez Saal © Peter Adamik
Intimacy mixes with grandeur in Beethoven playing of rare authority in Berlin.
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Restless spirits: a programme of Lutosławski and Brahms

Paarvo Järvi © Ixi Chen
Paavo Järvi and the Berlin Philharmonic in excellent renditions of seminal works of the 19th and 20th centuries.
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