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

© Thomas Wolf | www.foto-tw.de
© 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

© Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH
© 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.
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munich © David Karlin
© David Karlin

Bavarian State Opera

Look here to find out everything - from upcoming events to latest reviews - about the Bavarian State Opera.
deutsche oper © Leo Seidel
© Leo Seidel

Deutsche Oper Berlin

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Baroque Inquisition: Bernhard Forck

About the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin's US tour, playing Bach in the Thomaskirche, rare Telemann, lesser known works and more.

Telemann: your faithful music teacher

Jane guides you through Der getreue Music-Meister, Telemann's treasure trove of pieces for amateur musicians of every description.
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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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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.
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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; Alexander Koppelmann

MunichResidence Serenade

Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn
Residenz Solisten; Andreas Skouras

BerlinLa Rondine

Puccini: La rondine
Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli; Rolando Villazón; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Johannes Leiacker; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Dinara Alieva; Alexandra Hutton

MunichLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Andrea Battistoni; Günter Krämer; Bavarian State Opera; Andreas Reinhardt; Carlo Diappi; Sonya Yoncheva; Arturo Chacón-Cruz

LeipzigCarmina Burana

Adams
Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballet; Anthony Bramall; Kinderchor der Oper Leipzig; Leipzig Gewandhaus Choir; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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Barenboim starts Schubert cycle in joyous fashion

Relaxed, classy music-making on an intimate scale makes the best case possible for Schubert's first three symphonies at the Pierre Boulez Saal
*****
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Destructive dormitory passions in Erfurt

Mounted as part of Theater Erfurt's Romeo and Juliet, Zandonai's 1922 opera, in its first German production since 1942, offered a distinctive retelling of the tragedy of the 'star-cross'd lovers', both as a composition and in staging.
****1
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Claus Guth's Frau ohne Schatten in Berlin

Zubin Mehta's conducting is a disappointment, but Guth's remarkable production makes powerful sense of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's rich fairy tale. 
****1
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End of the tunnel for Götz Friedrich's Ring

Powerful performances in Götz Friedrich's Deutsche Oper production. 
***11
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Tcherniakov's Parsifal remains as moving as ever

Magisterial playing and conducting underpin an outstanding, engrossing evening of Wagner at the Schiller Theater.
*****
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