2017 Easter Festival with Puccini’s “Tosca”

The main event of this festival was Tosca, conducted by Simon Rattle. The guest artists included violinist Lisa Batiashvili and – making his debut at the Easter Festival – Kirill Petrenko with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique which received a tumultuous reception.
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09 Apr 2017

Nature around Baden-Baden, we are so blessed with the weather this year!

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Marcelo Álvarez, Kristine Opolais, Evgeny Nikitin

09 Apr 2017

Ovations after the premiere

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Marcelo Álvarez (Cavaradossi)

09 Apr 2017

The team leaders for Tosca

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09 Apr 2017

Preparations for the Premiere outside and inside the Festspielhaus.

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08 Apr 2017

Before the rehearsal for Mahler 6 the orchestra had a minute of silence and rememberance for Thomas Brandis, the former…

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08 Apr 2017

Baden-Baden is ready!

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Kristine Opolais (Floria Tosca)

07 Apr 2017

Pictures from the dress rehearsal. Toitoitoi for the first night today!

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05 Apr 2017

A good Easter tradition: Our Live Lounge from the LA8 in Baden-Baden.

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05 Apr 2017

Talking ducks, cute goats - you can meet them in the surrounding nature of Baden-Baden.

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05 Apr 2017

Nature dressed up for the Easter Festival!

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Kristine Opolais as Tosca

04 Apr 2017

A little sneak preview for our “Tosca”…

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04 Apr 2017

Yummy!

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Gunars Upatnieks, double bass

04 Apr 2017

Impressions from the pit

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Two creative minds: director Philipp Himmelmann and Sir Simon Rattle

02 Apr 2017

Back to work in the orchestra pit and on stage.

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02 Apr 2017

A nice trip on a free half day: visiting the Mummelsee and its sculpture path.

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02 Apr 2017

Baden-Baden without bicycles? Not an option for our orchestra!

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31 Mar 2017

We start with “Tosca” and the traditional welcome by Andreas Mölich-Zebbhauser.

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31 Mar 2017

First on our “to do”-List: The bells for “Tosca”. This is also a meeting of our two opera conductors this year. Besides…

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31 Mar 2017

We are back in Baden-Baden for 3 intense weeks of rehearsals and concerts at our Easterfestival!

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