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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Germany

Here's the page to find out what's on in Germany, whether you're interested in opera, classical concerts, dance or ballet. For events from Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt or Stuttgart, check out our listings and reviews.
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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Berlin

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© Thomas Wolf | www.foto-tw.de
There are so many classical music events taking place in the German Hauptstadt, that there is always something for you, no matter what you enjoy. From orchestral to free chamber performances at the Philharmonie, repertoire works or avant-garde experimental music, you'll find all in Berlin thanks to its many high profile venues and more underground stages. Check our calendar and use our event finder not to miss any concerts, opera or ballet performances; tonight, this weekend or the forthcoming month. Our latest reviews will let you know everything about what’s going on, providing you with a classical echo of charming Berlin.
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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Baden-Baden

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© Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH
Known as the "Summer Capital of Europe", Baden-Baden combines Mediterranean flair with the elegance of the Belle Epoque and the cosmopolitanism of a major city. With its elegant flair and stylish way of life, Baden-Baden is perfect for those who like to unwind and enjoy the good things in life.

Alice Sara Ott: Music can’t be perfection

“It’s a waste of time if you just sit there and move your fingers for the sake of practising.” Alice Sara Ott tells us about her distinctive approach to life as a pianist.

Tabea Zimmermann: appetite for the new

We caught up with renowned violist Tabea Zimmermann to talk about the Beethoven-Woche, her approach to teaching, and what keeps her going after over 30 years in the limelight.

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.

Baden-Baden, past and present

Berlioz and Brahms, Bartoli and Rattle: Names from Baden-Baden's rich musical history and names that grace the festival city's musical life today. Past and present – in Baden-Baden one often flows into the other.

Bavarian State Opera

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© David Karlin
Look here to find out everything - from upcoming events to latest reviews - about the Bavarian State Opera.

Deutsche Oper Berlin

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© Leo Seidel
Visiting Berlin? How about spending an unforgettable evening at the Deutsche Oper ...
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MunichAkademiekonzert 3

Mendelssohn, Strauss R., Dvořák
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Lahav Shani; Giorgi Gvantseladze

BerlinThe Town Musicians of Bremen | Bremen MızıkacılarıNew Production

Şendil: The Town Musicians of Bremen | Bremen Mızıkacıları
Ivo Hentschel; Tobias Ribitzki; Komische Oper Berlin; Alfred Peter; Kathrin-Susann Brose

BerlinThe Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Henrik Nánási; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Esther Bialas

LeipzigThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Jean-Philippe Dury; Leipziger Ballet; Christoph Gedschold; Yoko Seyama; Aleksandar Noshpal; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra


Thomas Berning; Vokalsolisten; Paderborner Domchor; Domkantorei Paderborn
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A heavy crown: austere Monteverdi at the Staatsoper

The Staatsoper's new L'incoronazione di Poppea is serious, intelligent but short on fire.
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Rosas: Bach6Cellosuiten

Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker’s, Jean-Guihen Queyras’ and Rosas’ Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten presented at HAU 1 is a raw but very sleek work on Bach’s milestone of Western music.
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Sweet nothings: a disappointing Hänsel und Gretel

Achim Freyer's production robs Humperdinck's fairy tale of heart and drama at the Lindenoper.
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Happy 275th birthday, Staatsoper Unter den Linden!

An anniversary gala concert with historic references worth the hype.
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Fiddler on the Roof returns to the Komische Oper

“Fiddler on the Roof” as a universal parable of tradition 
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