Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Berlin

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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'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.
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BerlinCarmen

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

BerlinBilly Budd

Britten: Billy Budd
Moritz Gnann; David Alden; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Paul Steinberg; Constance Hoffman; Burkhard Ulrich; John Chest

BerlinL'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308

Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308
Matthew Toogood; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Katrin Lea Tag; Katharina Tasch; Peter Renz; Julia Giebel

BerlinTurandot

Puccini: Turandot
Alexander Vedernikov; Lorenzo Fioroni; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Paul Zoller; Catherine Foster; Kamen Chanev; Elena Tsallagova

BerlinDer fliegende HolländerNew production

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Donald Runnicles; Christian Spuck; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Emma Ryott; Samuel Youn; Ingela Brimberg
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Barenboim's Schubert cycle continues in joyous fashion

Barenboim and the Staatskapelle offer the easy-going atmosphere large-scale Schubertiad in the composer's middle symphonies at the Boulezsaal.
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Peat graves: Reimann's Medea at the Komische Oper

A woman, mother and outcast needs to make life choices in a hostile environment.
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Popularity contexts at the Philharmonie

Leif Ove Andsnes is supremely eloquent in Rachmaninov’s Fourth, but Strauss's Macbeth looks set to remain on the fringes. 
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Shades of heroism at Berlin's Philharmonie

Semyon Bychkov, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Gautier Capuçon present an outstanding programme exploring the different sides of musical heroism
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Full immersion: Spuck's gloomy Dutchman in Berlin

Eric’s dream of a love story with no redemption in Christian Spuck's new production of Der fliegende Holländer at Deutsche Oper Berlin. 
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