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Simon Rattle über die Osterfestspiele

Sir Simon Rattle about the Easter Festival

The chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker invites you to Baden-Baden

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Manon Lescaut

The highlight of this year’s Easter Festival, Puccinis’s Manon Lescaut, directed by Sir Richard Eyre.

To ”Manon Lescaut“



There are many top-class orchestral and chamber music concerts to look forward to.

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Education Programme

The Easter Festival also offers lots to see and hear for even the youngest music fans, for example a Little Manon.

To the “Little Manon”

Baden-Baden in Bildern

A look back in pictures

The Easter Festival in Baden-Baden celebrated its premiere in 2013. Our gallery captures some of the best moments.

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Opera, concerts and more

This year’s Easter Festival in Baden-Baden from 12 to 21 April 2014 is where New York meets Berlin: The centrepiece of the festival, the new production of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Manon Lescaut that the Berliner Philharmoniker will perform under Sir Simon Rattle in the staging by British director Sir Richard Eyre, is a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera. The title role is sung by the soprano Eva-Marie Westbroek.

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I hope you’ll come and join us at these concerts. We are so lucky to have our own festival in Baden-Baden. There are so many concerts, so many things the orchestra has wanted to do for so many years: working with young people, working in theatre: for us, it is a magnificent opportunity and a wonderful way to spend Easter.

Sir Simon Rattle

With 2500 seats, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, whose stage and auditorium, designed by the Viennese architect Wilhelm Holzbauer, were integrated into the historic building of the former rail station, is Germany’s largest opera house. It forms an ideal platform for the Philharmoniker’s Easter Festival, as in addition to the performances of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, a series of concerts will also take place: In keeping with the Easter season, there is Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and directed by Peter Sellars. Also under Rattle’s baton, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and cellist Sol Gabetta perform the Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms and the Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar. Other guests included the conductor Zubin Mehta and pianist Yefim Bronfman, the soloist in Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto.

In addition to the Festspielhaus, other cultural institutions in the city such as the theatre, the Stiftskirche, the Museum of 19th Century Art and Technology (LA8), the Florentinersaal, the Orangerie, the Museum Frieder Burda and the Weinbrennersaal will all become philharmonic venues for the “Master Concerts” series of the Philharmonic chamber music ensembles. Of course, young Classical music fans have not been forgotten: Children and young people can look forward to a Little Manon just for them. And young musical talent present themselves in the musical theatre project Scandal in Baden-Baden!.

The 2013 Easter Festival in the Digital Concert Hall

The Digital Concert Hall takes a look back at the 2013 Easter Festival with the documentary A magical beginning and a recording of Mozart's Magic Flute.

A magical beginning
The Magic Flute

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