Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Berlin

July 2017
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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.

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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BerlinLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Ido Arad; Götz Friedrich; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Carlo Montanaro; Frank Philipp Schlössmann; Klaus Bruns; Salome Jicia

BerlinDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
Ido Arad; Günter Krämer; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Nikolas Nägele; TBC; Andreas Reinhardt

BerlinSeason Opening 17/18 - The Concert

Berlin Deutsche Opera Orchestra; Donald Runnicles; Jeremy Bines; Berlin Deutsche Opera Chorus

BerlinDer fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Donald Runnicles; Christian Spuck; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Ido Arad; Rufus Didwiszus; Emma Ryott; Josef Wagner

BerlinPetrushka / L'Enfant et les sortilèges

Ravel, Stravinsky
Jordan De Souza; Suzanne Andrade; Komische Oper Berlin; Pia Leong; 1927; Esme Appleton; Katrin Kath
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Hidden gems at the New Life Festival in Berlin

The first edition of the New Life Festival, dedicated to Jewish musicians who fled from or suffered under the National Socialist regime during the Second World War, uncovered some hidden gems.
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla at Komische Oper

Artistry and politics intertwine in a remarkable concert at the Komische Oper Berlin.
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Daring and grandeur in Barenboim's Schubert

Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin offer a fascinating shift in approach as they tackle Schubert's last two symphonies at the Boulezsaal.
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Wim Wenders successful dive into opera

Internationally acclaimed film director Wim Wenders and Daniel Barenboim give their debut with a rarely played opera by Georges Bizet.
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Cold discomfort: an uncompromising Kát'a Kabanová

Eva-Maria Westbroek proves an outstanding Káťa in the Staatsoper's revival of Janáček's opera, powerfully conducted by Simon Rattle. 
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