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
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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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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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MunichLa traviata

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

BerlinBoris GodunovNew production

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Kirill Karabits; Richard Jones; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Miriam Buether; Nicky Gillibrand; Robert Watson; Ain Anger

MunichFestspiel-Liederabend Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson; Wolfram Rieger

BerlinSymphony Concert

Strauss R.
Berlin Deutsche Opera Orchestra; Donald Runnicles; Anja Harteros

BerlinZoroastreNew Production

Rameau: Zoroastre
Christian Curnyn; Tobias Kratzer; Komische Oper Berlin; Rainer Sellmaier; Diego Leetz
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Mystery, energy and dancing in Darmstadt

The Staatsorchester Darmstadt under Will Humburg performed three mightly works for large orchestra to bring its season to a close: Kurtág's Stele, Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
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Wim Wenders successful dive into opera

Internationally acclaimed film director Wim Wenders and Daniel Barenboim give their debut with a rarely played opera by Georges Bizet.
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An outstanding debut in new Leipzig Salome

In a state of almost child-like transfiguration and fulfilment, Strid's voice fully encompassed the extremes of the last scene.
****1
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Cold discomfort: an uncompromising Kát'a Kabanová

Eva-Maria Westbroek proves an outstanding Káťa in the Staatsoper's revival of Janáček's opera, powerfully conducted by Simon Rattle. 
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Bach to basics at Bachfest Leipzig

Three concerts over one day at the opening weekend of Bachfest Leipzig combined Bach’s music with that of composers from Rachmaninov to Sibelius, but nothing matches the unrivalled bliss of Bach’s own music performed with total conviction.
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