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

Visiting Berlin? How about spending an unforgettable evening at the Deutsche Oper ...
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charmingly intense and dangerously corrupting...

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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MittenwaldYoung Artists Concert Series

KMF Young Artists

MittenwaldChamber Music Series

KMF Young Artists

MittenwaldCelebrity Concert Series

Vivaldi, Smetana, Mendelssohn
KMF Orchestra; KMF Faculty members

MittenwaldFestival closing concert

KMF Orchestra; KMF Young Artists

BerlinLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Ido Arad; Götz Friedrich; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Carlo Montanaro; Frank Philipp Schlössmann; Klaus Bruns; Salome Jicia
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Musically sublime, packed with ideas

The label “most opera directors” does *not* apply to Barrie Kosky, who makes his Bayreuth debut with a Meistersinger that pulls no punches.
*****
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Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Hoffmann

Offenbach's vivid setting of E.T.A. Hoffmann's fantastic tales gets an enjoyable outing, with Spyres, Testé and Pudova the undoubted stars of the show.
***11
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Top voices, high drama in Andrea Chénier

With superb singing from Harteros, Salsi and Kaufmann, this production makes a strong case for Andrea Chénier’s continued presence in the repertoire.
****1
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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.
**111
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Stunning revival of Jenůfa in Munich

Munich revived a thoughtful modern production of Janáček's Jenůfa, with fine orchestral direction and strong singing doing full justice to the rich score.
****1
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