02 Apr 2022

First impressions from Baden-Baden

Join us for some first behind the scenes impressions from rehearsals of Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame under chief conductor Kirill Petrenko.

This year's Easter Festival in Baden-Baden takes place from 9 to 18 April.
Find all information about the programme and the works here.

© Photos: Monika Rittershaus

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There is still a lot to unpack before the premiere on 9 April. The festival starts with a performance of Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades.

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An unusual view for the orchestra: normally, the musicians play on stage, for this performance they will be playing from inside the orchestra pit.

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Solo cellists Bruno Delepelaire and Martin Löhr.

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1st Principal Marlene Ito and the 2nd violins at rehearsal.

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Wieland Welzel on timbals.

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Rachel Schmidt, Amadeus Heutling and Philipp Bohnen from the 2nd violins.

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Paula Ernesaks, Johannes Lamotke, Andrej Žust and Bora Demir on horns.

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Solène Kermarrec and Christoph Igelbrink on cello.

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Principal Bassoon Stefan Schweigert.