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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

© 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.
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© Leo Seidel

Deutsche Oper 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.

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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BerlinChamber Music I: Homage to Aribert Reimann

Reimann, Brahms, Schumann, Blacher
Marrero Meechot; Soloists of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

DüsseldorfThomas Quasthoff

Thomas Quasthoff; Frank Chastenier; Dieter Ilg; Wolfgang Haffner

BremenAvital meets Avital

Avital
Avi Avital; Omer Avital; Yonathan Avishai; Itamar Doari

MunichIl turco in Italia

Rossini: Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)
Antonello Allemandi; Christof Loy; Bavarian State Opera; Herbert Murauer; Olga Peretyatko; Paula Iancic; Long Long

BerlinL'InvisibleWorld première

Reimann: L'Invisible
Donald Runnicles; Vasily Barkhatov; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Zinovy Margolin; Olga Shaishmelashvili; Rachel Harnisch; Annika Schlicht
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Sellar's half-baked semi-staging mars a fine Vixen

Rattle conducts Janáček's glorious score with unerring skill and barely concealed adoration, but is let down by his regular collaborator's muddy vision. 
***11
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Horse and Carthage: The Trojans in Nuremberg

A typically thought-provoking production of The Trojans from Calixto Bieito combines with a thrilling musical performance to compensate for a heavily fileted version of Berlioz's magnum opus.
****1
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Death lurks: Aribert Reimann's L'Invisible

In L’Invisible, which had its première last weekend at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Aribert Reimann has condensed three plays by Maeterlinck into bite-size chunks that vanish before they can be savoured.
***11
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Box of tricks: an inventive Così in Würzburg

A strong ensemble cast and a playful production make for a highly enjoyable evening in the company of Mozart's Così fan tutte.
****1
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Disturbing scenes: Staatsoper reopens with a messy Faustian hybrid

Jürgen Flimm's take on Schumann's Faust Scenes offers no solutions to self-imposed problems at the Staatsoper unter den Linden's glitzy reopening.
**111
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