The Deutsche Oper Berlin's international musical reputation is sealed by conductors such as Bruno Walter, Lorin Maazel, Christian Thielemann or Donald Runnicles. The current repertoire is distinguished by modern approaches to the great classical as well as contemporary operas.
The presentation of social satire in a contemporary theatrical style has been the credo of the cabaret ensemble the Stachelschweine. The streetwise cabaret actors drill into political phrases and social mores until they hit a nerve.
Since 1994 DOCK 11 has presented international productions of dance, theatre, film, performance, literature, visual art and design in a varied weekly programme.