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Körper © Berndt Uhlig
Berlin

No body left behind: Sasha Waltz & Guest and Hans Peter Kuhn Körper at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

By , 06 December 2018
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Teodor Currentzis © Olya Runyova
Berlin

Cool brilliance: Currentzis conducts Mahler at the Philharmonie

By , 05 December 2018
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Lewis' Water Will (In Melody) © Dorothea Tuch
Berlin

Unwilling moons in a dark sky: Ligia Lewis’ Water Will (in Melody) at Theater HAU am Ufer

By , 29 November 2018
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Reinoud Van Mechelen (Hippolyte), Anna Prohaska (Aricie), Staatsopernchor © Karl and Monika Forster
Berlin

Too many mirrors spoil the Staatsoper Berlin's Hippolyte et Aricie

By , 25 November 2018
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Allan Clayton (Candide) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Voltaire à la Kosky: a magical Candide at Komische Oper

By , 24 November 2018
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Dame Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
Berlin

Berlin remembers World War 1 with Beethoven's Missa solemnis

By , 23 November 2018
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Elisabeth Leonskaja © Julia Wesely
Berlin

Vienna comes to Berlin: Leonskaja's Schubert thrills the Pierre Boulez Saal

By , 22 November 2018
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Stellar Fauna © Dorothea Tuch
Berlin

Kat Válastur's Stellar Fauna at Theatre HAU Hebel am Ufer is contemporary archaic

By , 21 November 2018
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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Berlin

Tales of the unexpected: Ticciati and Tetzlaff at the Philharmonie

By , 16 November 2018
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Georgia Jarman © Adam Janisch
Berlin

Written on Skin: A modern operatic classic makes Berlin debut

By , 12 November 2018
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Polina Semionova (Nikia) and Alejandro Virelles (Solor) in Ratmansky's La Bayadère © Yan Revazov
Berlin

Travelling through time: Ratmansky’s Bayadère premieres at the Staatsballett

By , 04 November 2018
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Christoph Späth (Scarecrow), Tom Erik Lie (Tin Man), Alma Sadé and Carsten Sabrowski (Lion) © Jaro Suffner
Berlin

Berlin becomes the Emerald City as The Wizard of Oz arrives at Komische Oper

By , 28 October 2018
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Daniel Barenboim plays at the Pierre Boulez Saal © Peter Adamik
Berlin

Conviction and courage: Barenboim kicks off his Beethoven cycle at the Pierre Boulez Saal

By , 26 October 2018
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Paarvo Järvi © Ixi Chen
Berlin

Restless spirits: a programme of Lutosławski and Brahms

By , 18 October 2018
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NDT2 in Clug's Mutual Comfort © Joris Jan Bos Photography
Berlin

Let the dust settle: NDT 2 floods the Haus der Berliner Festspiele with images

By , 11 October 2018
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Sonya Yoncheva (Médée) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Smoke without fire: Cherubini's Medée fails to ignite at the Staatsoper

By , 07 October 2018
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Projecting [Space[, Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters © Laura van Severen
Berlin

Out of the black box: Projecting [space[ Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters

By , 07 October 2018
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Sara Jakubiak (Marietta) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Fleeting happiness: Robert Carsen's Tote Stadt at the Komische Oper

By , 06 October 2018
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Elena Zhidkova (Marie) and Johan Reuter (Wozzeck) © Marcus Lieberenz
Berlin

Wozzeck goes Norwegian at the Deutsche Oper

By , 05 October 2018
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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
Berlin

Fantastic variations: Brett Dean's new Cello Concerto impresses at the Philharmonie

By , 04 October 2018
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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Berlin

Dreams, spirits, but disappointing Bruckner from Ticciati and the DSO Berlin

By , 24 September 2018
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Tristan und Isolde © Bettina Stöß (2014)
Berlin

Musical riches at Deutsche Oper's Tristan und Isolde

By , 23 September 2018
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Diego Vásquez and Winnie Huang dance Inori © Adam Janisch
Berlin

Stockhausen marathon at the Musikfest Berlin

By , 18 September 2018
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Sarah Grether (Weiße Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin) © Hans Jörg Michel (2017)
Berlin

A dream staging: Claus Guth's Frau ohne Schatten arrives at the Staatsoper unter den Linden

By , 16 September 2018
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Staatsballett Berlin in Celis' Your Passion is Pure Joy © Jubal Battisti
Berlin

Beyond contemporary Ballet: Stijn Celis, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar open the Staatsballett Berlin's new season

By , 07 September 2018
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Tanztheater Wuppertal in Neues Stuck II © Mats Backer
Berlin

Stumbling into the unknown without Pina: Tanztheater Wuppertal in Alan Lucien Øyen:'s New Piece II in Berlin

By , 31 August 2018
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Laura Aikin (Singer) © Clärchen und Matthias Baus
Berlin

Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo: Jürgen Flimm's farewell to the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 13 July 2018
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Pelléas et Mélisande © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Pelléas et Mélisande: Kosky's sleep-talking, nightmare at Komische Oper

By , 12 July 2018
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Die Gezeichneten © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Penetrating Schreker’s kaleidoscopic score: Die Gezeichneten in Berlin

By , 11 July 2018
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Berlin

Restless spirits: Pappano conducts Britten's War Requiem in Berlin

By , 26 June 2018
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Il viaggio a Reims © Thomas Aurin
Berlin

Journey to nowhere: Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper

By , 22 June 2018
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Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) and Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Sparks fail to fly at the Staatsoper Berlin's new Macbeth

By , 21 June 2018
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Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Simon Rattle's farewell Mahler 6 at the Philharmonie

By , 19 June 2018
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Günter Papendell (Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Kosky's Nose comes home to Komische Oper

By , 16 June 2018
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Eifman Ballet in Red Giselle © Yulia Kudryashova
Berlin

Giselle at the time of Communism: Boris Eifman’s Red Giselle at Theater am Postdamer Platz

By , 15 June 2018
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Jennifer Rivera (Rosina) and Colin Lee (Almaviva) © Monika Rittershaus (2010)
Berlin

Finely etched: Berghaus' Barbiere at the Staatsoper

By , 24 May 2018
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Don Carlo © Barbara Aumüller
Berlin

Dampened fire: Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper

By , 18 May 2018
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Mikko Franck © Abramowitz | Radio France
Berlin

Paradise Regained: Schumann’s secular oratorio in Berlin

By , 17 May 2018
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Polina Semionova and Friedemann Vogel © Yan Revazov
Berlin

Polina and Friends gala wins Berlin balletomanes

By , 17 May 2018
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Nicole Chevalier (Semele), Katarina Bradić (Ino) and Ezgi Kutlu (Juno) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Thunder and lightning put an end to love in Komische Oper’s Semele

By , 12 May 2018
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Angela Meade (Leonora) and Annika Schlicht (Ines) © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

Rachvelishvili triumphs as Azucena in Berlin

By , 12 May 2018
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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Brilliance and grandeur: a rewarding programme from Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Phil

By , 12 April 2018
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Sasha Waltz and Guests in Dialogue Wirbel © Eva Raduenzel
Berlin

Celebrating 25 years of creative vortex with Dialogue – wirbel: improvisationen

By , 07 April 2018
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Nina Stemme, Simon Rattle, Stuart Skelton and the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

An unforgettable Parsifal from Rattle, the Berlin Phil and a world-beating cast

By , 06 April 2018
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Asmik Grigorian (Tatyana) and Günter Papendell (Onegin) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de (2016)
Berlin

A study in contrasts: Barrie Kosky's compelling Onegin returns to the Komische Oper

By , 29 March 2018
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Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich © Thomas Bartilla
Berlin

Debussy rarities with Barenboim and Argerich at the Berlin Festtage

By , 29 March 2018
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Michael Volle (Sir John Falstaff) © Matthias Baus
Berlin

Falstaff at the Festtage: Verdi's masterpiece in a new production at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 25 March 2018
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Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Barbe-bleue) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

A boisterous romp in Offenbach's Bluebeard at the Komische Oper Berlin

By , 23 March 2018
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Ensemble Resonanz © Tobias Schult
Berlin

Personal becomes political at MaerzMusik Berlin

By , 22 March 2018
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Ausrine Stundyte (Salome) and Christian Natter (Oscar Wilde) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

The silvery light of the moon: Neuenfels' bloodless Salome at the Berliner Staatsoper

By , 08 March 2018
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