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Die schöne Hélèna. Photo by Iko Frees

It’s a good time to be an opera fan in Berlin. Here’s a look at the revitalised scene. Three operas – "Die schöne Hélèna", "Pelléas et Mélisande" and "Le Prophète" – offer fans and newbies alike something to sing about. more

Nov 13, 2017 12:10 PM Theatre & Dance

The Komische Oper is remounting Oscar Straus’ 1923 operetta The Pearls of Cleopatra, a light bit of fun about a powerful female leader and a disaffected middle class amid a drought. Timely, right? more

Dec 13, 2016 3:20 PM Theatre & Dance

After tackling Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Deutsche Oper, expat multihyphenate Black Cracker presents video album Come As U R at SomoS Art House on December 4. more

Dec 1, 2016 11:00 AM Concerts & Parties

Claus Guth's production of the opera “Turn of the Screw” has a decidedly David Lynch-ian flair to it. But opera's not the only thing in Berlin with the touch of the “Twin Peaks” mastermind. more

Feb 18, 2016 5:00 PM Theatre & Dance

Happy New Year... now get back to work! Our first issue of 2016 is all about how Berliners get by, whether "working black", cleaning toilets or selling their sperm. Plus, an interview with Anonymous/Lulzsec hacker Mustafa Al-Bassam and much more! more

Jan 5, 2016 12:00 PM Features

INTERVIEW. Have you ever taken an IQ test? Are you sure it's really worth a damn? As part of MaerzMusik, the Berliner Festspiele’s massive celebration of contemporary music, Enno Poppe’s eccentric opera IQ comes to Berlin, March 13-15. more

Mar 10, 2014 2:45 PM Theatre & Dance

Einstein on the Beach created a revolution in the theatre world upon its 1976 premiere. Catch Philip Glass' abstract evocation of Einstein's impact on the world as interpreted by Bob Wilson at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele from Mar 5-7. more

Mar 4, 2014 11:45 AM Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW: John Adams. After a 25 year wait, Adams' first opera, Nixon in China, finally receives it's Berlin premiere. Capitalism and communism clash in the unlikely opera subject of a US president traveling abroad. more

Sep 6, 2012 11:00 AM Theatre & Dance

What do museums, research, churches and math all have in common, besides government funding and a special place in parents’ dreams for their children? They all have a Lange Nacht. more

Mar 30, 2010 6:01 AM Theatre & Dance

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