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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Deutsche Oper Berlin

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Visiting Berlin? How about spending an unforgettable evening at the Deutsche Oper ...
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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.

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.
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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Berlin

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© Thomas Wolf |
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.
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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BerlinThe Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
Ido Arad; Günter Krämer; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Daniel Cohen; Andreas Reinhardt; Elena Tsallagova; Hulkar Sabirova

MunichThe Little Prince

Various: The Little Prince
Maged Mohamed; Bavarian State Ballet

LeipzigDie Große Messe

Mozart: Die Große Messe
Uwe Scholz; Leipziger Ballet; Christoph Gedschold; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

MunichDie Entführung aus dem Serail

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
Constantin Trinks; Martin Duncan; Bavarian State Opera; Ultz; Lisette Oropesa; Sofia Fomina; Daniel Behle

BerlinDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Henrik Nánási; Herbert Fritsch; Komische Oper Berlin; Victoria Behr; Franck Evin
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Elegiac decline of a poet: Death in Venice

Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in an outstanding new production by Graham Vick and Donald Runnicles.
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Homoki’s Rigoletto brings the Bundesliga to Hamburg

At least the colour-coded characters in Andreas Homoki’s farcical production made it easy to know which team to barrack for.
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Jan Lisiecki tames Toyota’s troublesome acoustics at the Elphi in Hamburg

Jan Lisiecki displays total control in Chopin, troublesome acoustics mar Bernstein and Rachmaninov.
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Rebels without a cause in Berlin

Teodor Currentzis, bad boy of early music, appeared at the Konzerthaus Berlin with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and MusicAeterna for a performance that turned it up to 11.
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Zukerman and Mehta take it easy in Elgar and Tchaikovsky

Pinchas Zukerman never quite gets to grips with Elgar's concerto, and the Berlin Philharmonic take a while to get to the heart of Tchaikovsky's Fifth. 
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